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Grandpa Chatterji Paperback – Illustrated, 11 Jul 1994
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About the Author
Jamila Gavin used to be a concert pianist. She also worked for the BBC. She is now an award-winning writer. She has two grown-up children and lives in Stroud. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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This is a story of 2 children, mum, dad and 2 very different Grandpa's!
Neetu and Sanjay are 2 little Indian children who have moved to England.
When, um tells them Grandpa Chatterji is coming she is all excited but the children are not sure if they should be excited because they have never seen or met him before. So they hide behind the sofa!
But they find out that Grandpa Chatterji is very nice and wonderful!
When they go to the fair Grandpa says I will NOT leave England with out doing what I want.
I recommend this book for children who love reading and aged 7-9.
Neetu and Sanjay have never seen Grandpa Chatterji.
They were worried that maybe he was strict but in the end he was kind and he gave them presents he gave Neetu a beautiful sari and sanjay a wooden snake charmer set.
They went to a fair Grandpa Chatterji was amazed he spun himself around like a rocket with sanjay he would probably never go on it again.
Neetu and sanjay discovered new things like talking your shoes off (for respect) and meditating.
The other Grandpa Leicester was so strict but then Grandpa Leicester and grandpa Ghatterji became friends
I think this book is brilliant.
Neetu and Sanjay are young Asian children living in Britain. One day their mother tells them that their Grandpa is coming to stay. For some people that might not be especially unusual, but for Neetu and Sanjay it is very exciting because their Grandpa comes from India and they have never seen him before in their lives!
At first, they are worried that he might be strict and unfriendly, but when he finally arrives they quickly discover that he is kind and gentle. Plus, he is also generous, and brings them special presents too!
Neetu and Sanjay soon discover that Grandpa Chatterji does lots of amazing things, like meditating while standing on his head, and baking special Indian treats. Soon all three of them are off having adventures at the fair. After that Neetu and Sanjay go to visit Grandpa Chatterji back at his own home in India, where they learn all sorts of new things about their own family and Indian culture. But if you want to know what adventures they all have together, you'll need to read the book for yourself!
I really loved reading this book. I thought that even though it is a fiction book, the characters were very realistic, and I felt really sad when I got to the end. The writing is very good, with lots of lovely descriptions of people and places throughout the book. It is also really funny and sometimes made me laugh out loud. Overall, I would strongly recommend this book to both boys and girls aged between 9 and 11.
This is a wonderful,exiting,book about Grandpa Chatterji from India, and Grandpa Leicster from Leicester. Grandpa Chatterji has come to stay. It is funny and amusing with some sticky moments. My favourite part is when Grandpa Chatterji and Grandpa Leicester have a big argument. Who will end up making dinner? A.M.
Neetu and her little brother Sanjay have two grandpas, Dad's dad Grandpa Leicester, and Mum's dad, Grandpa Chatterji, who lives in India. One day Grandpa Chatterji comes to visit them and they discover what a wonderful, loving a surprising grandpa he is.
A strong point of the book is the use of charcoal drawings used to support the text. This allows children to imagine what the characters look like and how they behave.
The book will enlighten any class about the customs and beliefs of a different cultures in a manner that is unthreatening and uplifting. A lovely book that brings a smile to the face.
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