By Diana Matlin
Whilst little Annie will get ailing one evening, she has no selection yet to stick at domestic whereas her kinfolk has enjoyable on the theater. apparently Annie must spend a humdrum night with Grandpa till he suddenly starts to inform her a fairy story approximately Pawnie, a tender lady who lives within the far flung Chess nation. Does the green Pawnie have what it takes to reach this outstanding event and make her dream of turning into a princess come actual? "An night With Grandpa" will take a tender reader on a trip in the course of the fairy story so one can mixture the magic of chess with a distinct evening for Annie and her grandfather.
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