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Illustrated ByDavid Roberts
PublisherMacmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan
Publication date1st July 2011
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Jack and the Flumflum Tree
Written by: Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by: David Roberts
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Newly-appointed Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson’s boisterous shipboard adventure is deliciously suffused with magic and nonsense. Granny’s purple spots are diagnosed as a bad case of the moozles so Jack sets off to find the only cure - the fruit of the flumflum tree from the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. Luckily, Granny packs an amazing patchwork bag for Jack and his crew… Surprising adventures need surprising solutions. Julia Donaldson doesn’t disappoint!
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SynopsisJack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson
Jack's Granny is sick with a bad case of the moozles! And the only cure is the fruit of the fantastic flumflum tree which grows on the faraway Isle of Blowyernose. It's a perilous journey, but Jack bravely sets sail, with a motley crew of only three - and a large patchwork sack that Granny has filled with an odd assortment of items from chewing-gum to tent pegs. But what use will they be against hungry sharks, a leaky boat and a thieving monkey ...? Follow Jack across the ocean in this irresistible story from the creators of Tyrannosaurus Drip and The Troll .
'Friendship, home and the imagination are perhaps the biggest themes that dominate books for young children, and it would be hard to find a more effortless synthesis of the three than the latest from the new children’s laureate..' The Telegraph
About The Author
Waterstone's Children's Laureate 2012 - 2014.
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Julia Donaldson is the author of over 150 books for children and her 1999 book The Gruffalo, illustrated by Axel Scheffler, is now a children's classic and publishing phenomenon, selling 3 million copies worldwide. She is also the Patron of Artlink Central, a charity which puts artists, musicians and storytellers into schools, hospitals, prisons and community spaces to work with children and adults and help them develop their talent and creativity.
Julia Donaldson was selected as the Children’s Laureate 2011-2013, and was awarded an MBE just days after the announcement. Julia lives in Glasgow with her husband, Malcolm, and their family.
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