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Great Grandfather's House

3.67  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  2 Reviews
I won't go, says Keiko when her parents tell her she is to spend three months with her grandparents in rural Japan. It is a spoiled, selfish city child who arrives at Great Grandfather's house--and a vastly changed Keiko whose face is wet with tears at the end of the visit. Godden tells Keiko's story with power, emotion, and sensitivity. Full color."
Hardcover, 76 pages
Published December 31st 1993 by Greenwillow Books (first published 1992)
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Julie Davis
Nov 13, 2013 Julie Davis rated it really liked it
In case you've missed my other comments about Rumer Godden's childrens' books, here are the basics. I love her children's books just as much as her novels for adults. Godden has a knack for incorporating local culture, awkward and unappreciated people, and interesting plot with a lovely prose style. She is unafraid to have her characters behave naturally which means that a story's crisis points will often leave readers feeling very uncomfortable because they recognize the behavior so well and ...more
Krista the Krazy Kataloguer
I was surprised at how badly this book was written. The plot seemed disjointed and jumpy, with scenes switching abruptly. Awkward phrases gave the feel of a book that was originally written in another language and poorly translated into English. It would have been a nice little story had it been written better. Disappointing, especially since the illustrations were so charming.
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Margaret Rumer Godden was born in Sussex, but grew up in India, in Narayanganj. Many of her 60 books are set in India. Black Narcissus was made into a famous movie with Deborah Kerr in 1947.

Godden wrote novels, poetry, plays, biographies, and books for children.

For more information, see the official website: Rumer Godden
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