Pain and the Great One: Soupy Saturdays by Judy Blume

Pain and the Great One: Soupy Saturdays

Written by Judy Blume
Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst

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Seven hilarious short stories of loving siblings, Jake (the Pain) and Abigail (The Great One) who can’t stop squabbling. A convincing slice of family life! There is also an audio version of this title available too. Be sure to also check out The Pain And The Great One: Cool Zone.


Pain and the Great One: Soupy Saturdays by Judy Blume

The Pain (aka Jake Porter) is six years old. His sister, The Great One (aka Abigail Porter), is eight. Like any siblings they drive each other crazy. The Pain is sure his parents love The Great One much more than him. The Great One is sure The Pain is loved way more than her.

About the Author

Judy Blume

Judy Blume spent her childhood in Elizabeth, New Jersey USA, making up stories inside her head. She has spent her adult years in many places, doing the same thing, only now she writes her stories down on paper. Adults as well as children will recognize such Blume titles as: Are You There God? It's Me, Margaret; Superfudge; Blubber; Just As Long As We're Together and Forever. She has also written the novels Wifey, Smart Women, and her latest, Summer Sisters, the New York Times No. 1 bestseller. More than 75 million copies of her books have been sold, and her work has been translated into twenty-something languages.

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128 pages


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Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th March 2009




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