Gus and Grandpa at the Hospital (Paperback)

By Claudia Mills, Catherine Stock (Illustrator)

Farrar, Straus and Giroux (BYR), 9780374428129, 48pp.

Publication Date: April 1, 2001

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Children love reading with Gus and Grandpa

Gus and Grandpa love to answer mail. Shortly after they enter the lottery, Grandpa has a heart attack. Gus is afraid to visit the hospital, but as soon as he arrives, Grandpa makes him feel right at home. Grandpa teaches Gus how to raise and lower the bed, and gives him quarters for the soda machine. Still, Gus is eager to have Grandpa back where he belongs. Then Grandpa does go home. There's lots of mail, but no lottery prize. No matter, says Grandpa; being with his family again is better than ten million dollars. Gus agrees wholeheartedly. Once again, in gentle words and pictures, Claudia Mills and Catherine Stock celebrate an invaluable relationship.

About the Author

Claudia Mills lives in Boulder, Colorado.

Catherine Stock lives in New York City. The author and illustrator have collaborated on six books in the Gus and Grandpa series.

Praise For Gus and Grandpa at the Hospital

Grandpa suffers a heart attack and is admitted to the hospital. It is a scary place, particularly since he has a tube in his arm and in his nose. Nevertheless, he knows just what to do and say to put his grandson at ease...A realistic yet reassuring and loving look at a relative's illness."-School Library Journal