Oven Chips for Tea by Alex Gutteridge
  

Synopsis

Oven Chips for Tea by Alex Gutteridge

Katrina has always relied on her grandparents to provide stability in comparison with her rather volatile parents. Her grandad has coached her to be an excellent table tennis player and they have a close relationship. Following a serious stroke, Grandad seems to have changed a lot and family tension runs high. When Kat hears rumours about a split in the family, she assumes her argumentative parents are splitting up, but when it turns out to be her grandparents who are getting divorced, her world is turned on its head. Worse still, her beloved Grandad is moving to Spain. Despite her desperate and sometimes comical efforts Kat fails to keep Gramps in the country, and the divorce goes ahead. In the meantime, though, she discovers several other worthwhile and important relationships in her life. Though this book tackles a serious subject it is funny and upbeat with a twist that will catch readers by surprise.

Reviews

A satisfyingly wry, realistic conclusion makes this a book to grow up with - or, at least, to help along the way Carousel A fast and fluent read -- Niall McGonagle Irish Times This book will appeal to a variety of children who can relate to having mixed-up feelings and a hatred of maths! Teaching and Learning You won't be able to put this fantastic read down. We're sad it's over Mizz

About the Author

Alex Gutteridge was born in Leicestershire and has lived there ever since, earning her the rather dubious title of 'woolly back'!

Alex has a real fear of spiders, Maths and hermetically sealed packages but cannot get enough of raspberries, the colour Blue and swinging as high as she can go on her daughter's swing!

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: From 9

Author

Alex Gutteridge
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Publisher

Yearling (imprint of Random House Children's Books) an imprint of Random House Children's Publishers UK

Publication date

1st April 2004

ISBN

9780440865582


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