The Curse of the Jelly Babies by Karen Mccombie
  

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Next-door neighbours Ruby and Jackson get the surprise of their lives when they discover a Thing living at the bottom of their gardens. And when Thing places a curse on the inhabitants of the new house that's been built over his old home, Ruby and Jackson find themselves up to their eyeballs in jellybabies, magic and big trouble.

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The Curse of the Jelly Babies by Karen Mccombie

"I never expected to be friends with a Thing. Well, you don't, do you? You usually think of friends being either boys or girls, or maybe even cute yappy dogs. Well, Thing certainly doesn't fit into any of those categories. Thing is just a...a...Actually, I'm not sure quite how to describe it.

'A sort of troll crossed with a fairy crossed with a squirrel?' Jackson suggested, after we first discovered Thing.

'I is not a squirrel,' Thing purred grumpily, twitching its squirrelly ears. 'And not a fairy or a trolly. Whatever they is.'

By the way, I never expected to be friends with Jackson Miller either. I guess I've got a bit of explaining to do, about Jackson and about Thing. (Oh, and about curses and jellybabies too, And the magic. I mustn't forget the magic!)"

This title contains charming black and white line illustrations by Alex T. Smith.

Reviews

Praise for Karen McCombie:

“You’ll get totally hooked. Ace stuff!” Blush magazine

“We can’t get enough of the Ally’s World series and the latest one won’t disappoint you.” Mizz magazine

About the Author

Karen Mccombie

Karen McCombie has written over 80 books full of endearing characters and quirky humour; her series Ally’s World has sold over 200,000 copies. Born in Scotland, Karen now lives in north London. Karen loves her job, but is a complete fidget. She regularly packs up her laptop and leaves Office Number 1 (her weeny back bedroom) and has a brisk walk to Office Number 2 (the local garden centre café). Read more about the author here.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages
Interest Age: from 7 to 9

Author

Karen Mccombie
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Author's Website

www.karenmccombie.com

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Publisher

Faber Children's Books an imprint of Faber & Faber

Publication date

1st September 2011

ISBN

9780571272396

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