The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles by Jeanne Willis
  

The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles

Written by Jeanne Willis
Part of the The Goffins Series

7+ readers   

The Lovereading4Kids comment

An appealing story with memorable characters, which celebrates the importance of family and friendship. Even when times appear to be tough, the bonds of friendship endure. From the author of the 2007 Red House Award-winning Who's in the Loo? this story encourages children to take an interest in their own family history. The illustrations bring the story to life, perfectly capturing the weird but wonderful world of the Goffins.

Synopsis

The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles by Jeanne Willis

It's Christmas time and there's a new arrival in the Goffins family. George has got used to having Goffins around - the small strange people who live in his grandma's attic. So when he learns that a new arrival in Lofty and Eave's family might mean that they leave the attic, he finds it hard to get into the Christmas spirit and not to be jealous of Eave's baby sister. However, as the snow begins to fall, he sets his mind to finding the Goffins a new place to live. In the adventures that ensue, George learns more about his family history and more about himself, and it becomes clear that his Christmas might not be as lonely as he first thought.

Reviews

An appealing story with memorable characters * Lovereading *

About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans, Herts, in 1959. As a young girl she sought adventures though writing comic strips and books. After completing a copywriting course at Watford Art College she went on to work in advertising. Today, Jeanne is an internationally renowned, full-time writer and has published over a hundred books - ranging from picture books including The Bog Baby and Who's in the Loo?, to YA, poetry and fiction. She has won several awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has also been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
160 pages

Author

Jeanne Willis
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Author's Website

jeannewillis.com/

Publisher

Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th September 2012

ISBN

9781406328820

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