The Woman Who Won Things by Allan Ahlberg
  

The Woman Who Won Things

Written by Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Katharine McEwan
Part of the The Gaskitts Series

5+ readers   
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Award-winning Allan Ahlberg turns his hand to a first reader in this entertaining story about Mrs Gaskitt and the amazing prizes she wins. But while taxi-driving Mrs Gaskitt is busy winning prizes, something fishy is going on behind the scenes… There’s lots of surprising action in this simply written and brilliantly entertaining story.

Synopsis

The Woman Who Won Things by Allan Ahlberg

The second of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers. One lucky morning Mrs Gaskitt opens the post and finds she's won a prize! Next she kisses the postman! Never mind, though - the postman is Mr Gaskitt doing his very latest job. Meanwhile, Gus and Gloria get a new teacher, Mrs Plum, with silvery hair, a big smile and a huge suitcase, who's ever so helpful when things start to go missing in the classroom. And then Mrs Gaskitt finds she's won another prize! What happens next?

The Gaskitt stories are:

The Man Who Wore All His Clothes

The Woman Who Won Things

The Cat Who Got Carried Away

The Children Who Smelled a Rat

Reviews

Praise for this series:

"These books are carefully crafted, ingenious gems ... every page a joy." The Sunday Times

"Huge fun and ideal for early readers." Independent on Sunday

About the Author

Allan Ahlberg

As a child

Allan always dreamed of being a writer, but tried his hand at many other jobs before he achieved his ambition. He was a postman, grave-digger, plumber's mate and teacher - it was teaching that gave him such sharp insights into the minds of children, and enabled him to write his perfectly observed poetry about primary school life

Allan has collaborated with many illustrators, including Andre Amstutz, Gillian Tyler and Katharine McEwen, as well as his late wife, Janet Ahlberg (nee Hall) and his daughter Jessica Ahlberg. He has won numerous awards for his books including, the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, The Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001, and The Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children award 2002.

You can see Allan reading from Peepo! in this video:

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
80 pages
Interest Age: From 5

Author

Allan Ahlberg
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Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd May 2012

ISBN

9781406341560

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