Wild Washerwomen by John Yeoman

Wild Washerwomen

Written by John Yeoman

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Celebrate liberation! Forced to wash grubby hankies, horrid socks and ghastly towels by their skinflint boss, seven oppressed washerwomen go on strike and, getting aboard a goat cart, set out to have fun. Seven woodcutters think they’ll get the better of them but they are easily outwitted by the ebullient and determined washerwomen. All ends happily as washerwomen and woodcutters settle down to married bliss, which includes making choices about washing and woodcutting. A wonderful treat for young and old alike and a real classic that should sit proudly on every nursery bookshelf.


Wild Washerwomen by John Yeoman

Once upon a time there were seven unhappy washerwomen. They had far too much washing to do and the owner of the laundry, Mr Balthazar Tight, was simply dreadful! So they decide to go on strike. They are so happy with their newfound freedom that it seems nobody can control them. Until along come seven woodcutters, eager to teach them a lesson.


A rollicking good story

About the Author

John Yeoman

John Yeoman is an English writer. Quentin Blake's friend and colleague, he has written many amusing stories for him to illustrate.

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32 pages


John Yeoman
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Andersen Press Ltd

Publication date

2nd April 2009




Publisher Profile

Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press

logo Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.

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