Grandpa For Sale

Grandpa For Sale

Eleven-year-old Lizzie loves helping her grandfather in his antique shop. One day, while Grandpa is taking a nap on a settee, Mrs. Larchmont comes in with Giselle, her poodle. The rich lady is interested in buying many of the items in the store–including Lizzie’s grandpa! As Mrs. Larchmont offers more and more money for him, Lizzie thinks of all the things she could buy with such a fortune, but then reconsiders: what fun would any of them be without Grandpa? So she tells the wealthy lady and her look-alike poodle that “not everything has a price and not everything is for sale.” Co-authors Dotti Enderle and Vicki Sansum have written a beautiful story touching on a common youthful fantasy: what a child could buy if he or she had a lot of money. Lizzie’s realization that a loving family member is priceless provides a strong moral lesson in the guise of an enjoyable tale. T. Kyle Gentry’s illustrations, in an effective blend of black and white and color, add to the charm and provide perfect touches of humor (especially in the matching expressions of Mrs. Larchmont and Giselle). This book, like many published by Flashlight Press, is an important contribution to children’s literature–and should be a classic. Ages 4-8 Recommended by Basya Karp, New York, USA

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