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Grandy Thaxter's Helper

really liked it 4.0  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  5 Reviews
Grandy Thaxter is "very" busy. She has laundry to hang, children to watch, and dinner to cook.She's much too busy to take a break for anyone....

A clever reworking of a classic folk theme that proves the importance of staying busy, "Grandy Thaxter's Helper" will have readers rooting for Grandy to outsmart her guest!
Hardcover, 32 pages
Published August 10th 2004 by Atheneum Books
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A.E. Fuhrman
Sep 18, 2016 A.E. Fuhrman rated it it was amazing
A humorous tale of death come-a-calling and a very clever granny who outsmarts him with good old-fashioned horse sense and hard work. This story is a great springboard for conversations with young ones on the value of industriousness and self-reliance.
Valerie
Oct 26, 2009 Valerie rated it liked it
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Summary: Grandy Thaxter is very busy. She has laundry to hang, children to watch, and dinner to cook.
She's much too busy to take a break for anyone....
A clever reworking of a classic folk theme that proves the importance of staying busy, Grandy Thaxter's Helper will have readers rooting for Grandy to outsmart her guest!

Potential Audience (reading level): grades 3-6; fluent

Genre: Fictional picture book

Topic: Light-hearted view of death (makes it not such a scary topic)

Specific curricular uses: Th
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The Brothers
Jan 30, 2016 The Brothers rated it really liked it
This humorous story gives us the secret for cheating death! Whenever Mr. Death came to get Grandy Thaxter, she just had a few more chores to do before she could leave and enlisted Mr. Death to help her. Turns out, her chores are so hard and so numerous Mr. Death leaves exhausted (without Grandy) every time he comes to haul her away!

Wonderful, if a bit macabre with Mr. Death, illustrations.
Jackie
Nov 11, 2014 Jackie rated it really liked it
Busy, busy, busy...that's what Grandy Thaxter is. When Death shows up to carry her away, she enlists his help with her chores so they'll go much faster before they head out. Whew! Does she ever have a lot of chores. Death is so tired, achy, and sore by the time each day is done, he decides he can come another day when she's not so busy. HA!
Mary Lee
Feb 03, 2016 Mary Lee rated it really liked it
I read this years and years ago. It continues to make the cut when I weed my picture books, but I keep it more for myself than my students. Who doesn't love a character that's just too busy for Mr. Death?
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I was born on October 19th, 1947 in the hospital at March Air Force Base just outside Riverside, California. My father, Norman, was a career sergeant who'd served as an aircraft mechanic and infantryman in the Philippines campaign early in the war and was taken prisoner on Bataan. My mother, Agnes, was a nurse at the hospital where he was sent to recuperate after the war was over.

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