The Grandaughter

the grandaughter

Yvonne has a granddaughter who reads and reads like nothing you can believe. She is 11 years old and especially loves books about dragons and monsters of the deep. Yvonne came to to the shop and asked me: what books have I got then, about these things…

Well, it is hard to present books for a child who is not present. Possibly I don’t have anything that she would like. Yvonne said that she reads Pippi Longstocking, Roald Dahl, Harry Potter, Enid Blyton and the Septimus Heaps and the Skulduggery books. Also she liked 101 Dalmatians of course. And Heidi. And Charlotte Sometimes.

She has read all of the Series of Unfortunate Events and the Dragon Moon books and the Dragon Fire series by Chris D’Lacey. Yvonne thought her granddaughter had read Across The Nightingale Floor and all of the Narnias and the Diaries of the Wimpy Kid and the Treehouses and The Secret Garden. She has also read all of the Inkhearts. And she loved Garland from Maddigan’s Fantasia. And she loved September from The Girl who Circumnavigated Fairyland in a Ship of her own Making.

I said: but what is there left…

…and Yvonne said that her granddaughter, whose name is Erica would like to read Treasure Island and also was wondering what is Fifty Shades of Grey….


6 thoughts on “The Grandaughter

  1. So did Yvonne turn fifty shades of red when her granddaughter asked that question? And what was her reply? Inquiring minds want to know!

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  2. Well, Yvonne herself knew very little about Fifty Shades. And this little girl, who lives in a remote part of Australia seems to have read everything and knows about everything. I suggested that Fifty Shades of Grey might be fairly disappointing after Black Beauty, The Secret Garden, the Complete Chronicles of Narnia, Wind in the Willows, Peter Pan, The Wind on the Moon, The Wheel on the School, All of a Kind Family, Anne of Green Gables, etc etc and all the other things this child has read!!


  3. That gave me a giggle! I remember being the kid who read and read and read- Adventures on every page. I couldn’t get enough. I’m still that way. I read a book a week at least. Reading gave me a great imagination, the ability to learn anything by looking in a book and string writing skills. I still have books I was given when I was that little girl’s age💓

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