The Gramma War

The Gramma War

Paperback - 2001
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Everything is going well in eleven-year-old Annie's ordered life--until she finds out that her ailing grandmother is coming to live with the family. A virtual stranger, her grandmother takes over Annie's room, smokes in the house, runs her mother ragged and turns Annie's whole world on end. Annie fights to stay afloat as her problems, both at home and at school, multiply. In an attempt to help her cope with the changes, Annie's parents enroll her in a local genealogical society where she grudgingly embarks on a journey to learn her family tree. In the process she discovers not only that her grandmother has a wealth of knowledge and stories about their shared family history, but that she was not always the angry old woman she seems to be. A humorous, fast-paced story that approaches a difficult subject in a novel way, The Gramma War will speak to all children who haven't had the chance to get to know their grandparents, and who sometimes wonder at life's fairness. In a time when extended families are spread around the globe and family ties are ever more tenuous, The Gramma War shows that we need to embrace the family experience, with all its blemishes.
Publisher: Victoria, B.C. : Orca Book Publishers, 2001.
ISBN: 9781551431833
Characteristics: 168 pages ;,20 cm.


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May 05, 2014

Such a delightful story to read. Annie's life is turned upside down with all the changes in her young life and especially when her Grandma , whom she hardly knows , comes to live with them. Can identify with Annie on this with my much younger days and my 2 Grandma's . Any age will like this story , older ones too .
Another good book by a good Author.

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