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 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.
Read an Excerpt
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 Story||1|
|3.||A Room Without Gloom||9|
|4.||The Deadly Dinner||11|
|5.||Sad and Blue as the Sky||17|
|7.||Bits and Pieces||22|
|10.||Another Night, Another Fright||35|
|11.||Only a Dope Will Mope||36|
|12.||A Little Help from My Friends||39|
|13.||A Light in the Attic||43|
|14.||War Is Declared!!!||45|
|15.||It Takes Two Sides to Fight a War||50|
|16.||The First Strategy Conference||52|
|18.||The First Peace Conference||57|
|19.||A Flag of Truce||60|
|20.||A Slippery Customer||64|
|21.||Strategy and Supplies||67|
|23.||Time Out for Jenny||75|
|24.||A Dirty Trick||79|
|25.||And Dirty Words||84|
|26.||Rocker and Roll||88|
|29.||Waiting for the Other Shoe to Drop||104|
|30.||Jenny the Spy||106|
|31.||The Shoe Drops ... Kerplunk!||111|
|32.||The Last Strategy Conference||118|
|33.||The Last Attack||121|
|36.||Building the Peace||134|
|37.||For My Teacher||139|