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  • 4 of 4 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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Barnesville Public Library J WAL (Text) 33500012453023 Main Available -
Fosston Public Library J WAL (Text) 33500012453015 Main Available -
Roseau Public Library j WAL (Text) 35500005845464 Main Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j WAL (Text) 35500005846132 Main Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062560896
  • ISBN: 0062560891
  • Physical Description: 437 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
    print
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2017]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: Twelve year old Jack's grandpa lives in a rest home and often mistakes Jack for his World War II squadron commander, but when grandpa wants to escape his boring situation, Jack has to decide how he will help him.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2016 November #2
    Young Jack's efforts to keep his beloved but increasingly senile grandpa out of an old folks home lead to a string of wild misadventures in Walliams' latest Brit-flavored farce. Said efforts ultimately come to naught when Grandpa, believing that he's still a hotshot fighter pilot during the Battle of Britain, steals off to the Imperial War Museum and falls asleep in an old Spitfire. But the plot thickens considerably after Grandpa is sent to forbidding Twilight Towers ("Caring for your unwanted old folk"), a former lunatic asylum run by suspiciously hulking "nurses." What to do? Help his grandpa round up all the resident seniors and engineer a daring night escape, of course. Typographical high jinks add melodramatic notes to the narrative, Ross' many comical cartoon vignettes further lighten the overall tone, and along with filling out the supporting cast with clueless, inept adults, the author ultimately gives Grandpa—and that Spitfire—a grand send-off. A pleaser for fans of similar escapades engineered by the likes of Roald Dahl or Frank Cottrell-Boyce. HIGH-DEMAND BACKSTORY: Walliams, already popular in the UK, is a best-seller this side of the pond as well, and this caper promises to be no different. Copyright 2016 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Grandparent and child Fiction
Nursing homes Fiction
Grandparent and child Juvenile fiction
Nursing homes Juvenile fiction
Humorous stories
Young adult fiction
World War, 1939-1945 England Fiction
Grandparent and child Fiction
Grandfathers Fiction
Fighter pilots Great Britain History 20th century Fiction
Grandparent and child
Humorous stories
Nursing homes
Genre: Young adult works.
Juvenile works.
Fiction.
Humorous fiction.
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