HALF A MILLION POUNDS, ONE NEW GRANDPA AND A PRICELESS ADVENTURE.
Introducing the book that’ll steal everyone’s hearts this February.
“This is the story of what I did with that half a million pounds. This is the story of our Bucket List and the things I’ve learned along the way. Like old people are actually quite buoyant when dunked in water and true happiness doesn’t come with a price tag.”
Life's been a bit tricky for eleven-year-old Frank. His dad, Frank Senior, is always in trouble, and his mum is spending all her time at the tennis club. But when Frank receives an inheritance of £462,000 from the grandma he didn't know he had, things take a turn for the unexpected.
Except the money also comes with strict instructions for Frank to look after his grandfather. A very grumpy old grandfather. But this isn't going to stop Frank! Because he's decided to make a list of all the things he wants to try with his grandfather. And who ever said an eighty-year-old can't try parkour?
A soaring new adventure from JENNY PEARSON about discovering who you are and what makes you happy.
Praise for Jenny Pearson
SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BOOK AWARD, WATERSTONES CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD, LAUGH OUT LOUD BOOK AWARD and the BRANFORD BOASE AWARD
"Breaks records for funny and touching storytelling." David Baddiel
"As funny and tender as it could ever be." Frank Cottrell-Boyce
"Heart-warming and genuinely funny." The Times
Jenny Pearson has been awarded six mugs, one fridge magnet, one wall plaque and numerous cards for her role as Best Teacher in the World. When she is not busy being inspirational in the classroom, she would like nothing more than to relax with her two young boys, but she can't as they view her as a human climbing frame. Her debut novel, The Super Miraculous Journey of Freddie Yates, was shortlisted for the Costa Children's Book Award and selected as a Waterstones Book of the Month.
Praise for Grandpa Frank's Great Big Bucket List
“I can't think of another writer who can go from hilarious to heart-breaking in the space of a sentence - one of my fave reads of the last couple of years.” David O’Connell
“Another masterpiece in laugh-out-loud humour mixed with lump-in-the-throat pathos.” Jacqui Sydney
"Classic Jenny Pearson humour, wit and charm, surrounding more sensitive issues around family and money worries." Erin Hamilton
“Grandpa Frank's Great Big Bucket List is another triumph for Jenny Pearson. Funny, touching, full of empathy and brilliant characters, this is sure to be another hit!” Kate Heap
Share the love this February with our LOVE GRANDPARENTS display and activity pack, containing cut-out hearts for children to write messages to their grandparents or favourite older people on to decorate windows and create bunting with, plus standee, bookmarks, sticker and activity sheets.
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