Ginny's Egg by Pippa Googhart

Ginny's Egg

Written by Pippa Googhart

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In a nutshell: thoughtful story of a little girl and her family, touched with magic

The day her mum goes off to hospital to have her new baby brother is the day Ginny finds a very unusual egg in the hen house. It’s not a hen’s egg, it’s a dragon’s egg, and soon Ginny is step-mum to a baby dragon. The dragon might not be like the hens, or like Ginny either, but she loves it and wants to do her best to look after it. When her mum finds it difficult to bond with the new baby, who has Down’s syndrome, Ginny understands, and the little dragon can help. It’s a story full of warmth and insight, and readers will love the idea of adopting a dragon and understand how protective Ginny feels towards her little brother too. ~ Andrea Reece


Ginny's Egg by Pippa Googhart

'You’re alive, aren’t you?’ she said to the egg. ‘There’s a chick inside you. But it can’t be a hen chick. You’re the wrong sort of egg.’ Mum goes into hospital to have a baby, while at home a mysterious gold-speckled egg starts to hatch something very, very special. Ginny can’t wait to meet the new arrivals! When the family discover her baby brother has Down’s syndrome, can Ginny and ‘Egg’ find a way to help everyone come to terms with the news?


‘Goodhart is such a skillful writer that the book has a directness and simplicity that speaks straight to the heart’ Sunday Telegraph

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160 pages


Pippa Googhart
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Troika Books

Publication date

19th October 2017




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