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Summary

Peter thinks the only way he can reclaim his room is by declaring war on his grandfather.

Dorothy Canfield Fisher Award, William Allen White Award, Tennessee Children's Choice Book Award, Parents' Choice Award, An IRA-CBC Children's Choice, Mark Twain Award, Young Hoosier Award, South Carolina Children's Book Award, Pacific Northwest Library Association Young Reader's Choice Award, Georgia Children's Book Award.

©1984 Robert Kimmel Smith (P)2009 Audible, Inc.

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"Captures the anger and frustration that accompanies a child's inability to control his life." ( School Library Journal)

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  • THoward
  • 28-04-16

Loved it!

Grandpa is in for a big surprise, war has been declared and he had no idea it was coming. A good story, a good moral theme of resolving differences yet being friendly while negotiations are ongoing. The solution was a great one because it involved communication and ideas from all parties.

I had lots of laughs.

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  • jennifer didonato
  • 09-03-15

Fun for the whole family

Fun for the whole family. Mom, Dad, Nadia age 10 and Peter age 6 all fell in love with the story. Very entertaining and well read.

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  • LannaQ
  • 01-01-13

All's fair in love and war

Listened to this book on several short car rides with my children (ages 6, 9, 15)....they enjoyed the story which was lighthearted and humorous. I found myself laughing out loud more than once. I would recommend for children as well as family listening time.

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  • Susan K.
  • 21-02-21

Great Family Story!

I thoroughly enjoyed this book! Although I am “grandma age”, I enjoy reading books written for younger audiences. This is a great story about family relationships, growing up, and adapting to change.

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  • steeler fan
  • 21-10-20

Such an enjoyable book!

My three boys ( ages 10,9 and 7) oved to hear what Peter and Grandpa were up to and asked to listen each night. We highly recommend!

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  • Deborah K. Tavera
  • 14-09-20

Great Story

I greatly enjoyed this sweet, humorous story. Highly recommend it for any and all ages

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  • Norma Hayman
  • 28-08-20

A read for the whole family.

I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book. Can’t wait to share it with my family.

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  • Cate
  • 05-01-20

This is a very good book!

I want to listen it again and again !)
Narrator is a very good too!
Listen to it and you will not regret!

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  • Cindy
  • 20-12-19

Wonderful

It was so cool I could not stop reading it! I really recommend this book!

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  • Chrystal Nelson
  • 31-01-19

great, heartwarming story

great story, easy read, loved enjoying with my son!!! well worth the time to listen.

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