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Water Wings

3.65  ·  Rating Details  ·  245 Ratings  ·  14 Reviews
Pearl and Gran dragged the boxes of junk out of the attic. Sticking out of Pearl's box were some fat pink tubes. She picked on up and realized what it was.

"Gran," she said. "Are these floties yours?"

"They're water wings," Gran said. She stared at the water wings for ages. Her eyes, Pearl saw, were full of tears.

Pearl has a secret hidden in the family freezer. But Gran's da
Paperback, 139 pages
Published September 7th 2001 by MacMillan UK (first published June 6th 1997)
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Shane Harcombe
Feb 28, 2014 Shane Harcombe rated it really liked it
This book was a pleasure to read and has all the Gleitzman trademarks: young, lovable, naive central character; lots of humour embedded in the story; serious "issue" (or in this case issues) being dealt with.

Hard to talk about the end without spoilers - but I did feel the "issue" of choice being addressed sort of snuck up on me and wasn't what I was expecting. I also wasn't comfortable with just how involved Pearl was at the end - it is a very fine line.

It is this that prevents me from reading
Feb 29, 2012 Brenda rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I found this book because it was recommended to us (Matt and I) on Library Thing after he posted a review on Going Solo. It was British. It was funny and the cover looked great. We decided to give it a try. I it fit into my reading pile this vacation.

The book that I read had not been Americanized and I am wondering how it would be changed if it were to be published for an American audience. I think much would be lost. Perhaps that is why it is not known here. I am very glad to have read it. I wo
Oct 19, 2015 Debra rated it really liked it
I found this strange little book on the self of the used bookstore where I work and just had to read it. What a beautiful, sad, funny tale that I felt like was missing many pages as I wanted to spend more time with all of the characters including the guinea pig.
Harun Harahap
Ternyata hai ternyata, ini lanjutannya buku yang Belly Flop(Asal Loncat).

Disini, tokoh Mitch, anak yang suka berkahayal kalau ia memiliki malaikat pelindung bernama Doug, muncul lagi.Ia muncul karena tokoh utama dibuku ini, Pearl menulis surat kepada calon neneknya yang ternyata adalah nenek dari Mitch Juga. Cerita ini sekiranya gw akan bercerita tentang Pearl yang merindukan seorang Nenek, ternyata lebih banyak bercerita tentang Nenek.

Di buku inilah, akhirnya kita bisa mengetahui siapa Doug se
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seperti biasa, dibuat tertawa dengan cerita karya Morris Gleitzman.
kisahnya sebenernya mengharukan, tapi berkat Om Gleitzman, dengan ciri khas tulisannya yang nyentrik, eksekusi buku ini menjadi penuh humor di setiap kesempatan.
Dari beberapa karya Morris Gleitzman yang sudah aku baca sejauh ini, ini kisah yang paling 'meaning' menurutku.
Patty Jansen
Apr 22, 2012 Patty Jansen rated it it was amazing
This book is a total little gem, and deserves a lot more attention than it gets. The kids left it on the table, I picked it up and before I knew I'd read all of it.

Heartfelt and full of emotion.
Greer Knight
Sep 26, 2009 Greer Knight rated it really liked it
it is a hilerous book with all diffenet things to it it is touching and sad you willl ove it
Jun 19, 2012 Jillian rated it it was amazing
I adore this book and re-read now and then, the grandmother reminds me of my own gran.
Mar 19, 2013 Stella rated it it was amazing
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I am shocked with words it is such a great book short review but means a lot to me
Feb 12, 2010 Marina rated it liked it
'Twas a meh book. Interesting to me when I was younger, but not so much now.
Indah Threez Lestari
Sad ending... ups, it's not spoiler, is it?
Jan 26, 2012 Sharon rated it it was amazing
Very cute; funny; dark and made me cry.
Asti Arum
Sep 07, 2013 Asti Arum rated it it was amazing
realllly love this! pure..laugh n love.
Nov 20, 2009 Ayunda rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
sad, cute, simple
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Morris began his writing career as a screenwriter, and wrote his first children's novel in 1985. His brilliantly comic style has endeared him to children and adults alike, and he is now one of Australia's most successful authors, both internationally and at home. He was born in England in 1953 and emigrated to Australia in 1969 so he could escape from school and become a Very Famous Writer.

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