There are so many good lines I don't even know where to begin --
"Grand-mother?" the little one said, looking at her assessingly. "Something even more than a Mother?"
It was The Look that said "I know exactly what you're thinking, you importunate little pipsqueak, and you had best have Another Think coming, because I am the scariest thing you are ever going to encounter in your entirely too brief and feisty life."