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Freaky Families by Diana Wynne Jones
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Freaky Families (2013)

by Diana Wynne Jones

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Erg's Dad and Emily's Mum found they had to go away to a Conference for four days, leaving Erg and Emily at home.
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THE FOUR GRANNIES. Two children are left alone for a couple of days, while their parents go away on a business trip. They have four very different grandmas – a mean one, a snobby one, an anxious one, and a delicate one. Erg (the boy) tries to make all the grannies leave him alone, but manages to turn them into one ‘Super-Granny’…

AUNTIE BEA’S DAY OUT. Annoying Auntie Bea always does things HER way. And when she decides to take the three children (Nancy, Debbie and Simon) to the seaside, despite what the signs say, she is determined that they will sit on the small, fenced off and isolated island. It turns out to be a magical island though, and whisks her & the children (and dog) around to different places trying to get rid of them…
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Auntie Bea likes to do things her way and so does Super Granny. And what is even worse, is that they both agree... That children should do as they're told. Unfortunately, these particular children have other ideas. And with a bit of luck (and magic), they might be able to do things their way, and have a lot more fun.… (more)

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