Winnie and Wilbur in Winter by Valerie Thomas


Winnie and Wilbur in Winter by Valerie Thomas

Brrrr! Winnie and Wilbur are shivering on a cold winter's day. They would rather be relaxing in the sunshine. But when Winnie brings summer to her garden ...everyone else wants to join them. How will they escape the crowds? Whether it's snowing or sizzling, this is a rain-or-shine Winnie and Wilbur adventure to enjoy the whole year round. Korky Paul's intricate artwork is full of madcap humour and crazy details to pore over. This edition features an accompanying audio CD with the story and magical music and sound effects. The spellbinding new look of this bestselling series celebrates the wonderful relationship that exists between Winnie the Witch and her big black cat, Wilbur. Since Winnie and Wilbur first appeared in 1987 they have been delighting children and adults in homes and schools all over the world and more than 7 million books have been sold. Winnie and Wilbur will be hitting TV screens worldwide in 2017, airing in the UK on Milkshake, Channel 5's popular pre-school slot. A Winnie and Wilbur stage show is set to run in Birmingham in 2017 followed by a national UK tour. A new look for the website, too!


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About the Author

Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived there for most of her life, apart from six years spent in Europe, where she worked in England, France and Norway. She is a teacher, and has taught in primary, secondary, and special schools in Australia and England as well as lecturing in English Teaching Method in a Teachers' College in Melbourne.

For many years she worked as an educational researcher and curriculum consultant in the area of spelling, and has written extensively on the subject. Her other main interest is travel. She has travelled to most corners of the world, and has written about her travels: the first piece of writing she had published was an account of her experience picking grapes for the champagne harvest in France. She is now trying to organise her life so that she never has to experience another Winter.

In 1987 her phenomenally successful children’s book Winnie the Witch, illustrated by Korky Paul, was published by Oxford University Press and won the Children’s Book of the Year Award. She used to live with a big black cat exactly like Wilbur.

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32 pages


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Publication date

1st September 2016



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