ROBERT KIMMEL SMITH’S CLASSIC NOVEL
THE WAR WITH GRANDPA
IS NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
Yearling Books is pleased to publish a movie tie-in edition of Robert Kimmel Smith’s THE WAR WITH GRANDPA (Ages 8–12 | On sale September 29, 2020) to time with the October 9 theatrical release. This laugh-out-loud story about a boy who leaps into battle when he’s forced to share a room with his grandfather stars Robert De Niro, Uma Thurman, Christopher Walken, Jane Seymour, Rob Riggle, Cheech Marin, and Oakes Fegley and makes for perfect movie viewing for the entire family.
Peter is thrilled that Grandpa Jack is coming to live with his family. That is, until Grandpa Jack moves right into Peter’s room. Like any grandson, he loves his grandpa, but . . . he wants his room back. Now Peter has no choice: he declares war!
With the help of his friends, Peter begins to devise outrageous plots to make Grandpa surrender the room. But even though the pranks escalate, Grandpa Jack is tougher than he looks. Rather than give in, Grandpa Jack plans to get even. They used to be such great pals, but now Peter is wondering . . . has their war gone too far?
The movie tie-in edition of THE WAR WITH GRANDPA features cover art from the film and includes the original illustrations by artist Richard Lauter. First published in 1984, this classic story is sure to gain a completely new readership following the release of this family-friendly film.
Look for the new companion novel The War with Grandma, coming summer 2021!
ROBERT KIMMEL SMITH was the award-winning author of popular children’s titles including Chocolate Fever; The War with Grandpa and its companion novel, The War with Grandma; Bobby Baseball; Jelly Belly, Mostly Michael; and The Squeaky Wheel.
Kathy Dunn, Executive Publicist
Yearling is an imprint of Random House Children’s Books, the world’s largest English-language children’s trade book publisher. Random House Children’s Books is a division of Random House LLC, a Penguin Random House Company.
THE WAR WITH GRANDPA MOVIE TIE-IN EDITION
by Robert Kimmel Smith
Yearling| Ages 8–12 | 160 pages
DG: 978-0-525-64455-2 | $6.99 U.S. / $9.50 Can.
EL: 978-0-307-54902-0 | $6.99 U.S. / $7.99 Can.