The Trouble with Gran

The Trouble with Gran

by Babette Cole

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Gran may look normal enough, but secretly, she’s an alien…


Gran may look normal enough, but secretly, she’s an alien…

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The trouble is, Gran is an alien--``and a rather lively, headstrong one at that,'' said PW. Her antics ``give rise to wacky illustrations, which hum with a jaunty energy all their own. The art is nicely balanced by Cole's straightforward, deadpan telling.'' Ages 4-8. (Nov.)
School Library Journal
K-Gr 3 This is one Gran who is truly out-of-this-world. She is secretly an alien fron another planet, and her at tempts to enliven a school field trip for senior citizens that her grandson's teacher planned as a class project proves to have exciting results for all. When they all miss the last bus home, Gran takes charge in the bus shelter and all are instantly zoomed to the sunny, warm shores of her planet. Naturally no one wants to leave, but Gran must get home to feed her cat, and they are once again earthbound. Gran's indomitable spirit is not to be crushed. She opens her own travel agency. . .``in Dad's ga rage!'' Entertaining cartoon illustra tions, done in cheery watercolor pas tels are full of fun, action, and emotion. The visual interest gives full comple ment to the slight, easy, active text on each page. This will be right on target for story times or for early, indepen dent readers. Mary Lou Budd, Mil ford South Elementary School, Ohio

Product Details

Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
Publication date:
Sandcastle Series
Product dimensions:
7.90(w) x 7.88(h) x 0.11(d)

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