My Grandmother Asked Me to Tell You Shes Sorry by Fredrik BackmanElsa is seven years old and different. Her grandmother is seventy-seven years old and crazy, standing-on-the-balcony-firing-paintball-guns-at-men-who-want-to-talk-about-Jesus-crazy. She is also Elsas best, and only, friend. At night Elsa takes refuge in her grandmothers stories, in the Land of Almost-Awake and the Kingdom of Miamas where everybody is different and nobody needs to be normal.
When Elsas grandmother dies and leaves behind a series of letters apologizing to people she has wronged, Elsas greatest adventure begins. Her grandmothers letters lead her to an apartment building full of drunks, monsters, attack dogs, and totally ordinary old crones, but also to the truth about fairytales and kingdoms and a grandmother like no other.
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Do you remember, as a young child, that one fantastical story which captured your imagination? For me it was the story of Robin Hood. It had adventure, dashing heroes, young love, forests to explore, castles, and evil villains. I read many versions of Robin Hood in my youth and have probably watched every movie or TV show made on the subject. This is the book that will help you re-live those days. Elsa is seven and precocious. She feels more at home with adults than children; especially with her grandmother, whom Elsa considers her best friend in the whole world.
Thank you! Elsa is almost 8, and her granny is her best—and only—friend.
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This guide is based on the Amazon Kindle version of the book. Elsa is a seven-year-old girl who has only one friend — her Granny. Granny is not an ordinary grandmother. She smokes and curses, and she shows Elsa how to reach the magical land of fairy tales by going to sleep in Granny's wardrobe. Together, they reach land by riding cloud animals.