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Apr 15 2009

Granny by Anthony Horowitz

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Walker Books ISBN 978140630570 8
(Age 8 -10) A 'tongue in cheek' tale of a very unkind and rare Granny (I hope; although the novel is based on his own Granny!). Horowitz uses descriptive words and wild exaggerations to ensure the reader knows how horrible Granny really is. Joe the grandson, is the butt of Granny's manipulative schemes. Based on his own family, I'd like to think that Horrowitz has caricatured this Granny for fun. The plot thickens with a highly imagined series of incidents, resulting in life becoming easier for Joe and his parents, except for the worry that Granny might discover where they were. She never did!
Boys particularly enjoy Horrowitz, and may well enjoy this one too.
Sue Nosworthy

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