Tim, nine years old and his sister Tara, seven years old live in a country town with their parents. They regularly spend the weekend away from home at their grandparents' house in the bush nearby. The children discover and enjoy lots of little secrets under the care of their grandparents. A change from home also opens the young eyes of Tim and Tara, so that they rediscover that 'home is their castle', too.
This book is for children of almost every age, including the young at heart. One of the challenges of writing a children’s book is how to convey what we want to say to a younger generation without sounding ‘preachy’ or condescending. Children should not only get enjoyment from this book but also learn about real life. Such learning cannot start early enough. It can protect us from many mistakes.
About the Author
The author Martin Kari writes many different kinds of books which many different kind of people like to read. Martin was born many years ago in ‘Dracula Country’ of Romania, in 1941. After meeting his Finnish Wife Arja and having 3 boys and 3 girls they lived and worked in countries mainly of Europe, Africa and South America. In 1981 the family came to Australia where they have been living ever since. The author and his wife are now also grandparents from where they partly drew on their experience, when writing “A Weekend at Granny’s Pet House”. He hopes that the book helps children of also today experience a happy childhood from a slightly different perspective.