Maria C. Ciancio Shares Childhood Bond with Grandfather in New Book

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‘The Best Grandpa in the Whole World’ memorializes Ciancio’s relationship with her grandfather.

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This book is about my memories of my paternal grandfather and me when I was a little girl in the Bronx. - Maria C. Ciancio

The special bond between a devoted grandfather and grandchild is lovingly portrayed by Maria C. Ciancio in her new children’s book, “The Best Grandpa in the Whole World” (published by Trafford Publishing).

“This book is about my memories of my paternal grandfather and me when I was a little girl in the Bronx,” Ciancio explains. “He always gave me piggyback rides, read aloud to me and took me to the playground. We rode the subway. We had a special bond.”

An excerpt from “The Best Grandpa in the Whole World”:

“Long ago in a big city, there lived an elderly gentleman… His family included a curly topped girl of three. She was the apple of his eye. Every morning, on his way to run an errand or take the little girl to the playground, he would give her a piggyback ride down the stairs. It was fun, even for Grandma who watched from the top of the stairs.”

“People are too busy to pay attention to little ones it seems,” Ciancio laments. “Just taking some time out of a busy schedule to spend with a child builds good memories and bonding. It shows that the little things in life are really the things that matter such as spending quality time with a child. Taking time to do things with a child shows the child you care.” This book will speak to adults and children everywhere who identify with the special relationship between grandparent and grandchild.

“The Best Grandpa in the Whole World”
By Maria C. Ciancio
Softcover | 8.5 x 8.5 in | 16 pages | ISBN 9781490711379
E-Book | 16 pages | ISBN 9781490711362
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble

About the Author
Maria C. Ciancio is a registered nurse with many years of varied experience. She lives in New York state near her parents and works in New York City. Ciancio loves animals and has two cats of her own and many dog friends too. She believes strongly in family, faith and friends. Ciancio loves to read and feel books open up the world and the imagination for children. She hopes the children who read this book learn to love books and learning as much as she does.

Trafford Publishing, an Author Solutions, LLC, author services imprint, was the first publisher in the world to offer an “on-demand publishing service,” and has led the independent publishing revolution since its establishment in 1995. Trafford was also one of the earliest publishers to utilize the Internet for selling books. More than 10,000 authors from over 120 countries have utilized Trafford’s experience for self publishing their books. For more information about Trafford Publishing, or to publish your book today, call 1-888-232-4444 or visit

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