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The Granny Project

New or Used: $11.00
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A hilarious black comedy about three generations of the same family living together, vintage humour from multi-award-winning author Anne Fine.

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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 i> 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 i> A subversively wicked gift for exploring family tensions' Independent


Gr 4-6-When Henry Harris and his wife, Natasha, decide to put his mother in a nursing home, their four children attempt to convince them to keep Granny at home with them. The youngsters devise a plot to blackmail their parents by writing a report on the problems their Granny has with aging and the way she is treated by the family. Once the old woman is back home, the siblings must lend a hand to care for her. One by one, they realize that they are unable to offer the care she requires and that their parents' actions are in the best interest of the entire family. Anne Fine's story (Farrar, 1983) cleverly delves into the issues of caring for the elderly, adding some humorous details along the way. British actor Christian Rodska provides a convincing Russian accent for Natasha, but does little to vary the voices of the other characters. Careful listening is sometimes required to keep track of the characters. A thought-provoking tale for more mature listeners.-Cynthia Grabke, Halifax Elementary School, MA Copyright 2008 Reed Business Information.

"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 *

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