The Granny Project

The Granny Project

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'What does he mean? What's going on? Are you two thinking of putting Granny into a Home?' 'Thinking is finished,' Natasha told him. 'It is decided.' The four children, Ivan, Sophie, Tanya and Nicholas, can't believe it. Their parents are planning to put their grandmother into a Home. She's a bit of a dotty old lady - sometimes demanding, often annoying - but as much a part of their lives as their shambly house or the whirring of the washing machine. So they decide to take action. They begin 'The Granny Project', with immediate and sensational results . . .show more

Product details

  • 12-17
  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 130 x 194 x 20mm | 158.76g
  • Random House Children's Publishers UK
  • Corgi Childrens
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0552554383
  • 9780552554381
  • 193,638

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"Crisp, funny and satirical" * Guardian * "Clever, funny and thoughtful" * Times Literary Supplement * "Both audacious and heartwarming" * New Statesman * "An incisive look at an emotional issue" -- Mary Arrigan * The Sunday Tribune *show more

About Anne Fine

Anne Fine has been an acknowledged top author in the children's book world since her first book was published in the mid l970s, and has now written more than forty books and won virtually every major award going, including the Carnegie Medal (more than once), the Whitbread Children's Award, the Guardian Children's Fiction Award, the Smarties Prize and others. The Children's Laureate from 2001-2003, Anne is also very funny and young readers love her lack of hypocrisy about the family and her honesty about how people can behave. She lives in the North-East. 'One of the sharpest and most humorous observers of the human condition writing today for the young' School Librarian 'She is translated into 26 languages and has regularly won every major children's literary award in the land, including the Carnegie Medal twice and the Whitbread Children's Novel award twice . . . There are few more influential, or more unfailingly intelligent, authors at work' Scotsman 'A subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions' Independentshow more

Back cover copy

Blackmail - or negotiation? Mum and Dad reckon things would be better if Granny were in a Home. The kids all want her to stay. Ivan's Granny Project should make his parents think again. But there's more than one way of doing a project - and blackmail can work two ways... A savagely funny tale from multi-award-winning author ANNE FINE. Shortlisted for the Guardian Children's Fiction Award 'Clever, funny and thoughtful' TLS 'Both audacious and heart-warming' New Statesman 0 552 554383 more

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"An incisive look at an emotional issue"show more

Rating details

112 ratings
3.59 out of 5 stars
5 19% (21)
4 34% (38)
3 38% (42)
2 8% (9)
1 2% (2)
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