To Grace, family has always meant her Ma, her Nana and her cat, Paw-Paw, so when Papa invites her to visit him in the Gambia, she dreams of finding the kind of family that is idealised in stories. But, as Grace soon finds out, families are what you make them. A warm and delightful follow-up to the international best-seller, Amazing Grace.
Mary Hoffman has written over 90 books for children, that range from picture books to novels. Amazing Grace, first published in 1991, was commended for the Kate Greenaway Medal and has since become a modern classic. Together with its sequels, Grace and Family and Princess Grace, and the storybooks Starring Grace, Encore Grace and Bravo, Grace, it has sold around 1.5 million copies. Mary has also written the hugely successful Great Big Book of Families, illustrated by Ros Asquith, which is now in 15 editions worldwide. Her other books for Frances Lincoln include The Colour of Home, Kings and Queens of the Bible and An Angel Just Like Me. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband and three Burmese cats, and has three grown-up children, all working in the arts.
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... here is a story that addresses the inner problems of the growing child and does so without heavy didacticism. A great benefit is that it is written at the level of a relatively easy read for the Year 3 or Year 4 child
A great way to link geographical work with PSHE or to extend it through the Literacy Hour..