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The War with Grandpa

Narrated by: Nicholas Kelly
Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
Categories: Children, Ages 5-7
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Summary

Peter thinks the only way he can reclaim his room is by declaring war on his grandfather.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, William Allen White Award, Tennessee Children's Choice Book Award, Parents' Choice Award, An IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Mark Twain Award, Young Hoosier Award, South Carolina Children's Book Award, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award, Georgia Children's Book Award.

©1984 Robert Kimmel Smith (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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"Captures the anger and frustration that accompanies a child's inability to control his life." ( School Library Journal)

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  • THoward
  • 28-04-16

Loved it!

Grandpa is in for a big surprise, war has been declared and he had no idea it was coming. A good story, a good moral theme of resolving differences yet being friendly while negotiations are ongoing. The solution was a great one because it involved communication and ideas from all parties.

I had lots of laughs.

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  • LannaQ
  • 01-01-13

All's fair in love and war

Listened to this book on several short car rides with my children (ages 6, 9, 15)....they enjoyed the story which was lighthearted and humorous. I found myself laughing out loud more than once. I would recommend for children as well as family listening time.

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  • jennifer didonato
  • 09-03-15

Fun for the whole family

Fun for the whole family. Mom, Dad, Nadia age 10 and Peter age 6 all fell in love with the story. Very entertaining and well read.

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  • Cate
  • 05-01-20

This is a very good book!

I want to listen it again and again !)
Narrator is a very good too!
Listen to it and you will not regret!

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  • Cindy
  • 20-12-19

Wonderful

It was so cool I could not stop reading it! I really recommend this book!

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  • Chrystal Nelson
  • 31-01-19

great, heartwarming story

great story, easy read, loved enjoying with my son!!! well worth the time to listen.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 05-04-18

This book is awesome!

I'm sapost to read this for school and I love it. I have a good day at work,and the other day I was just a little bit of an issue with the other day I was just a little

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  • Misty Russell
  • 11-01-18

Great for all ages.

My 5 yr old son even enjoyed listening with me. we loved it. The story is easily understood, the narrator is cleat and expressive, and the plot is sweet, mischievious and endearing.

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  • Samantha
  • 07-07-17

5 & 7 year old boy approved

Listened to this twice while on a road trip with my boys. They both thought it was funny and it kept them interested during the drive. Story is told from the POV of a 10yr old boy, and was very sweet, relatable for my two.

I personally enjoyed the narration, and the story of a family in transition.

Highly recommend!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 29-05-17

Good for a car ride

Both my kids, an 8 year old boy and 5 year old girl enjoyed this book on a three hour car ride. kept everyone quiet and entertained.