The War with Grandpa

by Robert Kimmel Smith

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Book Information

Publication Date: 1984


Reading Level: Lexile Measure 640L, Scholastic Guided Reading Level S


Interest Level: Grades 3-5


Major Awards: An IRA-CBC Children’s Choice Award * Vermont Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award * Kansas William Allen White Award * Tennessee Children’s Choice Book Award * Missouri Mark Twain Book Award * Indiana Young Hoosier Book Award * South Carolina Children’s Book Award * Pacific Northwest Young Reader’s Choice Award * Georgia Children’s Book Award * The Alabama Library Association’s Young Readers’ Choice Award


Number of Pages: 164 pages


Approximate Word Count: 48,800 words - The average reader will spend 3 hours and 15 minutes reading The War with Grandpa at 250 words per minute.*


Audible Book Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins


Book Themes: Family and Relationships, Peer Pressure


Genre: Realistic Fiction


Setting: Most of the action takes place in the Stokes' home.


Important Quote: “Nobody knows how things will turn out, that's why they go ahead and play the game...You give it your all and sometimes amazing things happen, but it's hardly ever what you expect.”


First Line: This is the true and real story of what happened with Grandpa came to live with us and took my room and how I went to war with him and him with me and what happened after that.


Point of View: First Person through Peter Stokes


*Estimate from Reading Length

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