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HarperCollins Publishers (AU)
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Grandpa's Great Escape Kindle Edition
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|Length: 323 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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|Age Level: 9 - 12|
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A realistic and touching relationship.-- "Kirkus Reviews"
David Walliams' children's books are now guaranteed bestsellers...Watch this fly off the shelves.-- "Daily Mail"
While the irreverent wit will keep readers engaged, the surprising tenderness in the relationship between Jack and his ailing grandfather is what makes this book truly shine. A darkly humorous tale with a surprising amount of heart.-- "School Library Journal" --This text refers to the audioCD edition.
From the Inside Flap
In his old age, Grandpa has become confused. He believes he is back in World War II, when he was an RAF Spitfire pilot. Only one person can understand him: his grandson, Jack.
When Grandpa is sent to Twilight Towers--an old folk's home run by sinister Matron Swine--it's up to Jack and Grandpa to plot a daring escape. Little do they know, the wicked matron is on to them. . . .--School Library Journal --This text refers to an alternate kindle_edition edition.
- ASIN : B00VPT3RXW
- Publisher : HarperCollinsChildren’sBooks (24 September 2015)
- Language : English
- File size : 35099 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 323 pages
- Best Sellers Rank: 34,146 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Top reviews from Australia
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We read Grandpa as a family and what a thoroughly enjoyable story it was.
The love between a Jack and his grandfather was unbreakable and he would go to extraordinary lengths for the old man.
They both shared a passion of flying and although his grandpa was slowly losing his mind, Jack swore he would be there for him.
But Jack's mum and dad want to put him away in a nursing home called Twilight Towers. That's when the fun really begins.
This is a book for all ages. Whether you are 6 or 66 you'll laugh and cry right along with Jack and his Grandpa as they go from one adventure to the next.
What more can I say? FANTASTIC!!!
Top reviews from other countries
A tad more serious and sobering than that story, we have 12-year-old Jack, grappling with his beloved grandpa’s developing dementia. A World War 2 fly ace with the RAF, Grandpa gets increasingly entrenched in the past, believing the war is still going on, and Jack plays along, to help him cope. Together they get into many (mis)adventures, and Jack fights against all obstacles to try to stop his Grandpa from being sent to an old folks’ home.
While the plot may seem a trifle riotous and at times unbelievable, Jack’s love for his Grandpa shines through, and that relationship is central to the entire book. Characterisation is consistent and one of Walliams’s strong points as a writer is how he makes even the minor characters memorable, and you can imagine them being central characters of a spin-off story. A case in point is Raj, the gregarious corner store owner, who has appeared in all of the series so far, and wondrously funny.