12/08/1999

The War with Grandpa (by Robert Kimmel Smith)

I picked up 'The War with Grandpa' wanting a light read that wouldn't take me long. This book is by the American author Robert Kimmel Smith, and belongs to my 10-year-old. I assume he was given it as a present.

I thought it a good story on the whole. A boy resents having to give up his bedroom when his recently-widowed grandfather comes to live with his family. It was written in a slightly strange style, but the people were believable and the plot well-written.

Intended for children of about 8-11, this is worth reading as a book that encourages thinking about other people and developing some empathy.

Review copyright 1999 Sue's Book Reviews

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