Jack and the Flumflum Tree by Julia Donaldson

Jack and the Flumflum Tree

Written by Julia Donaldson
Illustrated by David Roberts

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Children’s Laureate Julia Donaldson leads readers on a delightful adventure as Jack and his two person crew of ‘red-cheeked Rose and Stubble-cheeked Stu’ set off to the Isle of Blowyernose in search of the fruit of the flumflum tree. Without it, granny will never be cured of her big purple spots… Jack and his crew fix a leak and see off some sharks before they find the fruit and sail home with their important prize!


Jack 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

Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is the prize-winning author of the world’s most-loved picture books including What the Ladybird Heard and The Gruffalo, the latter of which has sold over 14 million copies worldwide, been translated into 50 languages and been adapted into a popular animated film. She was the UK Children’s Laureate from 2011-2013 and was awarded an MBE in 2011 for services to Literature. Julia lives in West Sussex and Edinburgh.

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32 pages
Interest Age: From 3


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

5th July 2012




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