Twelve-year-old Hoover (whose real name is Tim) could never have put his plan into action on his own. It’s a pretty adventurous one: he wants to fulfil his grandfather’s heart’s desire for his birthday and take him to Paris. But how is he going to go about it? His parents would never allow it, especially in view of grandfather’s weak heart. And Hoover certainly hasn’t got any money—but he does have Claudine. Courageous, self-possessed—and half French as well! Hoover thinks she’s great! And in fact Claudine has several good ideas, one of which is really quite brilliant, but unfortunately rather risky...Has Hoover got the courage to pull off such an audacious plot on the sly? It's for his Granddad, after all!
• a warm-hearted grandfather-grandson story
• a story about love and responsibility