The Summer I Shrunk My Grandmother by Elvira Woodruff

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Budding scientist Nelly Brown is thrilled when she discovers an old chemistry set at her grandmother's summer cottage. The set includes everything for mixing up magic formulas, and guarantees that each child using the set can make a wish that will come true.



Nelly adores her grandmother and mixes up a formula that makes her young again. But to Nelly's amazement, her grandmother continues getting younger and younger. Luckily Nelly's cousin Ben is on the way. Will they be able to save Grandma before she shrinks into nothing?



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About Elvira Woodruff

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Elvira Woodruff has written more than 15 picture books and novels for young readers. Katherine Coville is an artist, a sculptor, and a doll maker who specializes in highly detailed images of creatures never before seen in this world. She has illustrated several books written by her husband, Bruce Coville, including "Goblins in the Castle, Aliens Ate My Homework, " and the Space Brat series.Bruce and Katherine live in Syracuse, New York, with a varying assortment of pets and children.
 
Published May 1, 1992 by Yearling. 160 pages
Genres: Children's Books.

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The author deftly blends elements of magic and farce to produce a lighthearted romp about a somewhat misguided budding scientist. Ages 8-12. (June)

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The author deftly blends elements of magic and farce to produce a lighthearted romp about a somewhat misguided budding scientist. Ages 8-12. (June)

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