The War with Grandpa

The War with Grandpa

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Overview

SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! The hilarious story of a boy who leaps into battle when he’s forced to share a room with his grandfather.

Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs.

Peter loves his grandpa but wants his room back. He has no choice but to declare war! With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even.

They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far?

WINNER OF TEN STATE READING AWARDS
AN IRA-CBC CHILDREN'S CHOICE

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781531878870
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Publication date: 10/04/2016
Edition description: Unabridged
Product dimensions: 5.20(w) x 6.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 8 - 12 Years

About the Author

Robert Kimmel Smith began dreaming of becoming a writer at the age of eight, when he spent three months in bed reading while recovering from rheumatic fever. He enrolled in Brooklyn College in 1947, and served in the U.S. Army, in Germany. In 1954 he married Claire Medney, his editor and literary agent. They have two children: Heidi and Roger. After writing advertising copy, Robert Kimmel Smith became a full-time writer in 1970.

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An Excerpt from The War with Grandpa

This is the true and real story of what happened when Grandpa came to live
with us and took my room and how I went to war with him and him with me
and what happened after that.

I am typing it out on paper without lines on my dad's typewriter because
Mrs. Klein, she's my 5th grade English teacher, said that we should write
a story about something important that happened to us and to tell it "true
and real" and put in words that peoples said if we can remember and to put
quote marks around them and everything....

My little sister, Jennifer, just came in and asked me what I'm doing and
I told her....

"I think you should begin with me," Jenny said, "because I found out Grandpa
was coming to live here before you even knew about it."

"Good idea," I said.

"And put in the story that I am very beautiful with long blond hair and
lovely blue eyes."

"I just did."

"Now you'll have a good story," she said.

Table of Contents

1.Peter Stokes's True and Real Story1
2.The Beginning5
3.A Room Without Gloom9
4.The Deadly Dinner11
5.Sad and Blue as the Sky17
6.I Promise20
7.Bits and Pieces22
8.Night Fright26
9.Grandpa Jack30
10.Another Night, Another Fright35
11.Only a Dope Will Mope36
12.A Little Help from My Friends39
13.A Light in the Attic43
14.War Is Declared!!!45
15.It Takes Two Sides to Fight a War50
16.The First Strategy Conference52
17.Night Attack54
18.The First Peace Conference57
19.A Flag of Truce60
20.A Slippery Customer64
21.Strategy and Supplies67
22.Slapshot70
23.Time Out for Jenny75
24.A Dirty Trick79
25.And Dirty Words84
26.Rocker and Roll88
27.Go Fish93
28.Playing Hardball100
29.Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop104
30.Jenny the Spy106
31.The Shoe Drops ... Kerplunk!111
32.The Last Strategy Conference118
33.The Last Attack121
34.War's End124
35.Bottoms Up129
36.Building the Peace134
37.For My Teacher139

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