SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE! The hilarious story of a boy who leaps into battle when he’s forced to share a room with his grandfather.
Peter is thrilled that Grandpa is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa moves right into Peter’s room, forcing him upstairs.
Peter loves his grandpa but wants his room back. He has no choice but to declare war! With the help of his friends, Peter devises outrageous plans to make Grandpa surrender the room. But Grandpa is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa plans to get even.
They used to be such great pals. Has their war gone too far?
WINNER OF TEN STATE READING AWARDS
AN IRA-CBC CHILDREN'S CHOICE
"Peter tells this story with honesty and humor....By the story's end, Peter has learned much about the causes and effects of war--and human dignity."-School Library Journal
"The humor of the story derives from Peter's first-person account and from the reader's recognition of Peter's valiant effort to maintain two mutually exclusive emotions."-The Horn Book Magazine
WINNER OF TEN STATE READING AWARDS:
Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award (Vermont)
South Carolina Children's Book Award
Mark Twain Award (Missouri)
Golden Sower Award (Nebraska)
Young Hoosier Award (Indiana)
William Allen White Award (Kansas)
Pacific Northwest Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award (Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Washington, British Columbia, and Alberta)
Tennessee Children's Choice Award
Georgia Children's Book Award
Alabama Library Association's Young Reader's Choice Award
"Captures the anger and frustration that accompanies a child's inability to control his life." --School Library Journal.
WINNER 1987 - Kansas William White Award
WINNER 1994 - Massachusetts Children's Book Award
WINNER 1990 - California Young Reader Medal
WINNER 1987 - Tennessee Volunteer State Book Award
WINNER 1987 - Pacific Northwest Young Readers Choice Award
WINNER 1986 - South Carolina Children's Book Award
WINNER 1986 - Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fischer Book Award
WINNER 1987 - Indiana Young Hoosier Award
WINNER 1987 - Missouri Mark Twain Award
WINNER 1987 - Nebraska Golden Sower Award
Award-winning author Robert Kimmel Smith has written several popular books for children, including Chocolate Fever, The War with Grandpa, Bobby Baseball, Jelly Belly, Mostly Michael, and The Squeaky Wheel. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.