It’s tough for eleven-year-old Ned—or Jelly Belly, as he’s known at school—to stop eating. At four feet eight inches tall, he weighs 109 pounds, and he keeps growing—wider! When his parents send him to a sleepaway diet camp, he and his bunkmates can’t quite give up their old habits. Nightly “cheating” adventures keep the boys plump, betraying their secret trips. When Ned finally realizes there’s only one way to lose weight for good, his whole family is glad to help—except Grandma. Grandma loves to cook for Ned and is hurt when he rejects her treats. Can he resist temptation without hurting his grandma and himself?
Robert Kimmel Smith is a writer, mostly known for his award-winning books for children. The War with Grandpa has received eleven State Reading Awards, including the William Allen White Children’s Book Award and the California Young Reader Medal. His other works… More about Robert Kimmel Smith
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Published by Yearling Feb 18, 2009| 160 Pages| Middle Grade (8-12)| ISBN 9780307533098