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Grandpa Chatterji

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Neeta and her little brother Sanjay have two grandpas, Dad's dad Grandpa Leicester and Mum's dad Grandpa Chatterji, who live in India. One day Grandpa Chatterji comes all the way to visit them, and the two children discover what a wonderful, surprising and magical Grandpa he is.
Paperback, 112 pages
Published February 6th 2006 by Egmont Books Ltd (first published February 11th 1993)
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Sandhya Cunniah
This story is about the wonderful adventures of Neetu and Sanjay when their Grandpa Chatterji comes from India to visit. Little did they know how much fun they would have since they only ever had their Grandpa Leicester to compare him to, who was always very grumpy and strict whenever he came round.
Neetu and Sanjay learn so many new things about their Grandpa Chatterji and his life in India but as the story unfolds, Grandpa Chatterji reveals more than what meets the eye.
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Nishita Patel
I remember reading this book in primary school, and holding it very close to my experiences, as I too had a grandpa who was from India. It's an excellent read, as it shows the cultural differences between the two grandpa's as well as the cultural background of India, and how the children grasp onto the new knowledge that has been given to them through Grandpa Chatterji. Also, the exciting ending where the Leicester Grandpa joins into the festivities led by Grandpa Chatterji and the two children. ...more
Vong
Good read. I love the cultural references to food, lifestyle and unfamiliar words. A great way to introduce cultural diversity in the classroom.

It is about a Grandpa who visits his family in England from India. Neeta and Sanjay will meet their grandpa for the first time. At first they find him perculiar but they begin to appreciate his mannerisms. It can also reflect the classroom life too and help chn understand/ be aware of family lifestyle.
Naleni Persaud
Neetu and Sanjay have tow grandpa’s: Grandpa Leicester who they always see and Grandpa Chatterji whom they have yet to meet.
Grandpa Leicester is a stern man, he likes everything done his way and always wants Neetu to wear a dress and for Sanjay to wear his best clothes. Neetu and Sanjay do no like it when he comes to visit.
One day mum announces that Grandpa Chatterji will be coming to visit. The children are excited, what will he be like?
When Grandpa Chatterji arrives bare footed and with nothi
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Emily Lloyd
I really enjoyed reading Grandpa Chatterji by Jamila Gavin. It is a very uplifting and feel good story. It has a sense of adventure and also implies that people do not need material possessions to be happy. It touches on culture and religious aspects, which is important for children to read and learn about.

The children in the story are use to their Grandpa Leicester who lives with them in England and is a very stern business man. They fear him and don’t like him very much because he is strict.
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ChattyNatty
read with my class at the beginning of term and it was ok of a book
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Jamila Gavin was born in Mussoorie, India, in the foothills of the Himalayas, to an Indian father and an English mother. Jamila has written many books with multicultural themes for children and young adults. She won the Whitbread Children’s Book Award in 2000 and was runner-up for the Guardian Children’s Fiction Prize. Her work has been adapted for stage and television. Jamila Gavin lives in Engla ...more
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