Grandpa's Hotel

Grandpa's Hotel

by Riki Levinson, David Soman

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A young girl describes the wonderful summers she and her extended family spend at her grandparents' guest house in the mountains.  See more details below


A young girl describes the wonderful summers she and her extended family spend at her grandparents' guest house in the mountains.

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Jewish Book World
The family in the book owns a hotel in the Catskills (probably) and the time appears to be in the 1940s. Grandpa still wears a long white beard and a kippah. While the guests use the hotel, the family crowds into its own small bungalow and has a marvelous time, putting on shows in the casino, scaring the chickens and collecting their eggs, eating, and just having fun. This high-spirited family's good times, made so immediate by Ritz's ebullient watercolors, bring to this reader wistful thoughts of what might have been.
Children's Literature - Judy Silverman
Take a mountain vacation next summer, and enjoy Grandpa's Hotel by Levinson. Meet sixteen cousins, or maybe nineteen, who go swimming, collect eggs, and enjoy sitting at the table in the main dining room after all the guests have eaten. It is a nostalgic view of times lovingly remembered, and wouldn't we all love to spend some time at this wonderful hotel.
School Library Journal - School Library Journal
K-Gr 3A small, plotless remembrance set in an unspecific place (looks like the Catskills) and time (seems like the 1940s). A large extended family including 13 children gather at grandfather's hotel for a vacation. The gang swims, rocks on the big porch, gathers eggs for Sunday breakfast, and cadges bread from the hotel bakery. When various uncles complain that the children are eating up the profits, Grandpa responds with, ``Who else should we feed better than our grandchildren?'' While Soman's action-filled pictures and the narrator's enthusiasm for large-family doings may make even the most family-ridden child envious, readers may also wonderdid they read? Take naps? Play board games? Do anything quiet? Have rainy day activities? How did they all fit in and sleep in that little tiny outbuilding called ``our house'' next to the big hotel? All in all, though, Grandpa's hotel looks like a nice place to visit.Susan Hepler, Alexandria City Public Schools, VA

Product Details

Scholastic, Inc.
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Product dimensions:
8.86(w) x 10.32(h) x 0.34(d)
Age Range:
5 - 8 Years

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