When nine-year-old Katie's gran comes to live with the family, Katie is forced to share a room with her moody big sister, Lou. They soon discover that Gran has an imaginary, mischievous friend, Mr. Nobody. Before long, stockings are found cooking in the oven and Gran is found wandering the streets in her nightie, singing along to Elvis.
Then, one day, Gran does something that changes everything ...
Told through the eyes of nine-year-old Katie and her gran, Vera, Mr. Nobody explores how a family struggles to cope with the descent of the grandmother into Alzheimer's. With some moments of danger and scariness, there are also moments of tenderness and humour. Mr. Nobody was long listed in The Times/Chicken House Children's Fiction Competition
Publisher: Dentdale Publishing
Edition: 2nd Revised edition
From the long list judge at The Times/Chicken House Competition: "Readers will immediately be drawn to Katie, who is funny and vulnerable and sweet...Alzheimer's is such an emotive and complex subject that it might seem too vast for a children's novel , but in this story it becomes real and understandable."