Our student teacher Mrs Meinel started reading a novel with us today. The novel is called Gansta Granny by David Williams. Mrs Meinel talked to us about her Granny and all of the special things they do together. She could remember lots of lovely details about activities and things that remind her of her Granny. We were shown a quilt that showed lots of her families history through different memory squares on the quilt. We just loved learning what the quilt meant. Then we shared our memories of our Nannies, Grans, Pas, Grandpas or Poppies – it was a really interesting conversation.
After we talked about our families Mrs Meinel started to read the novel Gansta Granny. She read us the blurb on the back of the book so we got a bit of an idea about the novel.
Here’s a bit about the story:
It’s a funny and moving story of old age, adventure, stolen jewels and swimming the Thames.
Our hero Ben is bored beyond belief after he is made to stay at his grandma’s house. She’s the boringest grandma ever: all she wants to do is to play Scrabble, and eat cabbage soup. But there are two things Ben doesn’t know about his grandma.
1) She was once an international jewel thief.
2) All her life, she has been plotting to steal the Crown Jewels, and now she needs Ben’s help…
We’ve read a couple of chapters and we really like it so far…. Stay tuned for more novel updates and activities we’re doing that relate to Gansta Granny!
What do you like about the novel Gansta Granny so far?
Can you suggest a novel our class would enjoy reading?