Grandpa's Great Escape
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Grandpa lives in a Maximum Security Twighlight Zone, and his Grandson attempts to set him free.
wears his slippers to the supermarket
serves up tinned tongue for dinner
and often doesn’t remember Jack’s name
But he can still take to the skies in a speeding Spitfire and save the day…
An exquisite portrait of the bond between a small boy and his beloved Grandpa – this book takes readers on an incredible journey with Spitfires over London and Great Escapes through the city in a high octane adventure full of comedy and heart. Illustrated by the award-winning Tony Ross
“I don’t… I don’t understand,” muttered the old man. “Was the briefing not clear? Did I let you down?” Seeing his grandfather like this, it was hard not to cry. But Jack was determined to be strong. “No, Wing Commander, you didn’t. You never have and you never will.” 12 Bunking Off Bunking off school was not something Jack had ever done before. However, he knew he had to make sure Grandpa got all the way home. The old man was much more confused than usual. Miss Verity had completely taken
their nose, so replied, “No, thank you, Raj. The thing is, my mum and dad want Grandpa to go into that new old folk’s home, Twilight Towers.” “Oh dear,” muttered Raj, shaking his head. “What’s the matter?” “I am sorry, young Master Bumting, but I do not like the look of that place one bit. It gives me the willies!” “It is on the edge of the moors.” Raj shuddered at the thought. “Some local people say the only way out of Twilight Towers is in a coffin,” he added gravely. “No!” exclaimed
would be sporting his brown checked slippers. Of course Grandpa’s eccentric behaviour made the grown-ups worry. Sometimes Jack would pretend to go to bed, but instead creep out of his bedroom and sit at the top of the stairs in his pyjamas. There he would listen to his mother and father downstairs in the kitchen, discussing Grandpa. They would use big words that Jack didn’t understand to describe the old man’s ‘condition’. Then Mum and Dad would argue about Grandpa being put in an old folk’s
must have got the better of her, as she bounded out of the building at speed. The lady tottered across the garden in her high-heeled boots, her cape flapping in the wind. Two of her sinister helpers were at her side, Nurse Rose and Nurse Blossom. They were both so big and brawny, they looked more like Matron’s security guards than anything else. Trailing behind were Mum and Dad, huffing and puffing to keep up. “On gardening duty, are we?” called Matron. Her words were riddled with distrust.
patiently. But as Jack was trailing behind, and just out of earshot of his parents, the vicar turned to him and hissed, “We’ll see about that, young man…” 7 Disneyland for Old People It was nearly dawn by the time they were all home. Jack managed to convince his parents that it was for the best that Grandpa stayed with the family for the rest of the night, rather than return alone to his flat. The boy put it in terms he thought his grandfather would understand. “Because of enemy