Encore Grace by Mary Hoffman

Encore Grace

Written by Mary Hoffman

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Eight new stories about Grace and her friends: delightfully realistic they capture the details of a small group of friends whose lives revolve around the time at school – including standing up to bullies - and the complications with their families at home which they get through by supporting each other. Grace is a great character and her relationships with her very special Nana makes all these stories especially warm hearted.


Encore Grace by Mary Hoffman

Here are eight more stories of Grace, the popular character from "Amazing Grace" and "Starring Grace". Grace finds that her family is changing and so is her group of friends. There's a new girl who puts Grace's nose out of joint, a production of Sleeping Beauty that aims to be very different, a school bully to contend with, and goodbyes to be said to a friend who moves away. Grace has to adapt to a new member of the family, and learns how it feels to lose someone. And as always, when things change for Grace, she turns to stories for inspiration.


[These] eight stories about Grace and her friends are delightful. Their interactions are set against a bigger picture about the importance of sticking together when there are bullies about, and supporting each other through family complications. Grace's relationship with her very special Nana makes all these stories especially warm-hearted -- Dina Rabinovitch Guardian An inviting bridge to cross from the picture books ... good-hearted, refreshingly delightful pieces School Librarian

About the Author

Mary Hoffman

Mary Hoffman has written around 90 books for children. Amazing Grace, commended for the Kate Greenaway medal, has sold over 1.5 million copies. Its sequel, Grace & Family, was among Junior Education 's Best Books of 1995 and shortlisted for the Sheffield Libraries Book Award 1996. Mary lives in Oxfordshire.

You can read her contributions to The History Girls blog by clicking here.

Mary Hoffman's Ten Things You Didn't Know About Me:

I didn't change my surname when I got married.

When I was a little girl, I wanted to be a garage mechanic.

My husband is half-Indian. His mother was a Parsee, born in Bangalore.

I am learning Italian and would love to have a house in Italy.

I never wear or own anything blue.

Photo by Jess Barber (©Jess Barber)

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112 pages
Interest Age: From 7


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Publication date

1st April 2006




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