Yikes! Grandma's a Teenager (Zack Files Series #17)

Yikes! Grandma's a Teenager (Zack Files Series #17)

by Dan Greenburg, Jack E. Davis
     
 

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A trip to New York City to celebrate her 89th birthday—and participate in a Rockettes reunion at Radio City Music Hall—leaves Zack's Grandma Leah feeling younger than springtime. And she's looking that way too, since a strange trip through an airport metal detector turned back the hands of time and is making Grandma grow younger and younger!

Overview

A trip to New York City to celebrate her 89th birthday—and participate in a Rockettes reunion at Radio City Music Hall—leaves Zack's Grandma Leah feeling younger than springtime. And she's looking that way too, since a strange trip through an airport metal detector turned back the hands of time and is making Grandma grow younger and younger!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
The "Zack Files" include 18 different books. Each follows Zack, an eleven-year-old boy, as he tries to explain the strange and weird events that happen to his family. How can Grandma keep getting younger? It doesn't seem possible, but every morning she looks and acts younger than the day before. This can prove to be quite embarrassing when she visits Zack's classroom in a leather motorcycle jacket and a leopard printed miniskirt for Grandparents Day. Everyone else had normal-looking grandparents that look and act their age, but on this day, Zack discovers what Grandma was like as a teenager. She even gets sent to the principal's office for starting a food fight. Can this reverse aging be stopped? Discover how Zack gets Grandma back to her old self. I read this book to my class and they loved it. I even had a request to read another one in the "The Zack Files" series. 1999, Grosset & Dunlap, $3.99. Ages 6 to 8. Reviewer: Sharon Tolle

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780448419992
Publisher:
Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date:
11/28/1999
Series:
Zack Files Series, #17
Pages:
64
Sales rank:
1,218,719
Product dimensions:
5.12(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.17(d)
Lexile:
370L (what's this?)
Age Range:
7 - 10 Years

Meet the Author

Dan Greenburg has known success as a humorist, a novelist, a journalist, a screenwriter, and a playwright. Now he has turned his considerable talent to writing an original new series of books for a younger audience. Inspired by his own son Zack, for whom the hero of his new series, The Zack Files, is named, Greenburg has combined his love of humor, his interest in things paranormal, and his talent for writing to create books that kids like Zack will want to read.With 18 books to his credit, Dan Greenburg's work has been translated into 19 languages and is available in 22 countries. His best-selling titles for adults include How to Be a Jewish Mother, How to Make Yourself Miserable, Scoring, Love Kills, How to Avoid Love and Marriage and Exes. His previous books for children include Young Santa, The Bed Who Ran Away From Home, Jumbo the Boy and Arnold the Elephant.His articles have appeared in the New Yorker, Esquire, Ms., Time, Newsweek, Life, New York magazine, Cosmopolitan, the New York Times Book Review, Vanity Fair, Playboy, and have been reprinted in 33 anthologies of humor and satire in the United States and England.Born and raised in Chicago, Dan Greenburg received a bachelor of arts degree from the University of Illinois, and his M.A. from UCLA. He is the father of Zack, a teenage son, who played the title role in the motion picture, LORENZO'S OIL, and served as the inspiration for The Zack Files. Mr. Greenburg lives in Westchester County, New York.

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