The Goffins: Bubbies and Baubles by Jeanne Willis
  

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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.

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.

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About the Author

Jeanne Willis

Jeanne Willis was born in St Albans and trained as an advertising copywriter at Watford College. She worked for various agencies creating press adverts and TV, cinema and radio commercials. She is now a full-time writer. Jeanne Willis is one of the most successful children’s picture book authors in the UK. She wrote her first book aged five - a slim volume about cats and stitchd together with a painfullly blunt needle so that it looked like a 'real' book. After that, there was no turning back. Having been fired from her Saturday job selling cowboy boots in the Kings Road for chewing gum, and after a brief career as a reptile vet's assistant, she worked as a copywirter and had her first picture book published at the age of 21 (which she wrote whilst pretending to be busy creating adverts for cognac) and has now written over eighty titles. She has won numerous awards, including the Children's Book Award, the Silver Smarties Prize and has been shortlisted for the Whitbread Award. She has written Who’s in the Loo? which won the Red House Children’s Book Award. Her hobbies include gardening, reading (nonfiction), natural history and collecting caterpillars. Jeanne has also worked on scripts for TV, including Polly Pocket and The Slow Norris, and a pilot TV series for Dr Xargle. She lives in North London with her husband and two children.

Photo credit: Justine Stoddart

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Format

Paperback
160 pages
Interest Age: From 7

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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