By: Alice Pung & Edited by Randa Abdel-Fattah
Illustrated by: Soweol Han
Genre: YFN - Family & home stories
Published by: Pan Macmillan Australia
Published: 29 Mar 2022
ISBN: 9781760984991


OUR STORIES is a funny, relatable and engaging new early-chapter book series that celebrates Australia's multicultural society with authors and illustrators from a diverse range of backgrounds.

Everything changes when Granny comes to stay. She doesn't drive, she cooks strange foods and she thinks Destroyer Discs are just toys! But when Granny finally leaves, will things go back to the way they were? A new series of memorable, funny and diverse stories on First Nations lands.

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This is part of a new junior chapter book series called Our Stories, that will look at the lives of many diverse young Australians.

When Granny Came to Stay is the first book in the series. This is story is from the wonderful Alice Pung, with lovely illustrations from newcomer Sally Soweol Han.

It follows the journey of Pangzi, who just wants the latest craze at school - a Destroyer Disc.

When his Granny arrives from China, everything changes. Pangzi has to share his room with her, and she has brought with her many different Chinese customs that Pangzi is not used to. How will Pangzi feel when the time comes for Granny to leave?

A wonderful new series celebrating diversity and Australia’s multicultural society, this is a fabulous, easy to read chapter book that is suited to all emerging readers.

Reviewed by Rob