New Xulon Book: Illustrations Dedicated to Grandfathers Everywhere

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Locke works with students to share creative drawings, while honoring veterans.

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The illustrations from the children add to the depth of the love bond between grandchild and grandparent.

Within the pages of her book, What Do You Do With a Grampa? ($10.99, paperback, 9781498406680; $Price, e-book, 9781498406673) Linda S. Locke, her daughter Liesl Shultz, and third graders from Urbana South Elementary share illustrations that capture the joys of the relationship between children and their grandfathers. Locke and her students wish to honor the men and women who have served the country by having the proceeds benefit American veterans.

“I hope the readers will recall the sweet moments spent with their own Grampas,” states the author. “The illustrations from the children add to the depth of the love bond between grandchild and grandparent.”

The book was started in 1988 when Linda S. Locke’s daughter, Liesl, was in third grade and helped her create several illustrations. The drawings had been forgotten until the fall of 2013, when the third grade students at Urbana South Elementary helped Locke finish the rest of the illustrations. Locke and her students decided to complete this project in order to assist Pathways for Veterans, an organization that helps veterans and their families. As an elementary principal, Locke has the opportunity to observe family relationships every day. She believes nothing is sweeter than the relationship between child and grandparent.

Xulon Press, a division of Salem Communications, is the world’s largest Christian self-publisher, with more than 8,000 titles published to date. Retailers may order What Do You Do With a Grampa? through Ingram Book Company and/or Spring Arbor Book Distributors. The book is available online through,, and

Media Contact: Linda S. Locke, lockel(at)woh(dot)

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