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PublisherWalker Books Ltd
Publication date6th September 2012
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The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles
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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.
SynopsisThe 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.
About The Author
Jeanne has been writing since she was five and has published over 150 books across all genres from picture books to teen fiction. She has had other strange jobs alongside being an author, including cowboy boot seller and reptile vet's assistant and once conducted the school orchestra in concert despite not being able to read a note of music or identify the instruments. As well as cats, rabbits, hamsters, dogs, fish and rats, she has owned a garter snake called Betty, a 25 years old smooth-clawed toad called Dave, an axolotl, newts, locusts and some giant hissing stick insects. She was once thrown out of her religious studies class at school by the Reverend Brown for writing rude poems. She was the Blue Team Captain at Junior School, sprinted for the county and can still do cartwheels.
She has won numerous awards including the Red House Children’s Book Award, the Smarties Prize and the Sheffield Children’s Book Award. She lives in North London.
Photo credit: Justine Stoddart
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