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Gus and Grandpa at the Hospital (Gus and Grandpa)

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Children love reading with Gus and Grandpa

Gus and Grandpa love to answer mail. Shortly after they enter the lottery, Grandpa has a heart attack. Gus is afraid to visit the hospital, but as soon as he arrives, Grandpa makes him feel right at home. Grandpa teaches Gus how to raise and lower the bed, and gives him quarters for the soda machine. Still, Gus is eager to have Gra
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Paperback, 48 pages
Published April 9th 2001 by Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR) (first published 1998)
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MJ
May 23, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Alissa liked the ending when Grandpa said that being home with Gus, his parents and the dog is better than winning a million dollars.
Dolly
Nov 20, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: parents reading with their children
We've read a couple of the books in the Gus and Grandpa series by Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock. We've really enjoyed the series - the stories are simple and warm and speak volumes about intergenerational relationships. The illustrations are soft watercolors, that have a timeless quality.

This is a wonderful story that gently explains about family members, especially older people like grandparents, getting sick and going into the hospital. It shows that, although it seems scary and unfamiliar
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Janice Villwock
Nov 29, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: easy-to-read
Gus and Grandpa are best buddies and anxiously wait everyday for the mail to come. They enter a Ten million dollar lottery and anxiously wait for news that they have won. Grandpa suffers a heart attack and Gus is apprehensive about visiting his grandpa in the hospital. Grandpa immediately puts Gus at ease and assures him that he will be home soon. The text is written in single line entry with water color illustrations on almost every page. Beginning readers will sympathize with Gus and realize a ...more
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Gus and Grandpa love to answer mail. Shortly after they enter the lottery, Grandpa has a heart attack. Gus is afraid to visit the hospital, but as soon as he arrives, Grandpa makes him feel right at home. Grandpa teaches Gus how to raise and lower the bed, and gives him quarters for the soda machine. Still, Gus is eager to have Grandpa back where he belongs. Then Grandpa does go home. There's lots of mail, but no lottery prize. No matter, says Grandpa; being with his family again is better than ...more
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Jun 15, 2011 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
MCL. I liked the part when they said that everyone talked and barked at once.
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Claudia Mills is the author of How Oliver Olson Changed the World, 7 x 9 = Trouble!, Being Teddy Roosevelt, and many other books for children. She was born in New York City in 1954. She received her bachelor's degree from Wellesley College, her master's degree from Princeton University, and a Ph.D. in philosophy from Princeton University. She also received an M.L.S. degree from the University of M ...more
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