On the Way Home by Jill Murphy

On the Way Home

Written by Jill Murphy
Illustrated by

The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. Claire had a bad knee. On the way home to tell Mum she meets all sorts of people and tells them all sorts of tall stories - it is only to Mum that she tells the real, and very simple, truth. Claire's elaborate fantasies will appeal to all children who like to add spice to life.
~ The Good Book Guide


On the Way Home by Jill Murphy

Well, said Claire, there was a very big, bad wolf . . . Claire has hurt her knee so she sets off home to tell her mum all about it. On the way she meets her friends and tells them how the fall happened. But just how did it happen . . .? Was she dropped by a wolf, a slithering snake, an enormous dragon or a hairy gorilla?! By Jill Murphy, the author and illustrator of the bestselling Peace at Last and Whatever Next!, On the Way Home is a fantastic journey of the imagination that every child can relate to.

About the Author

Jill Murphy

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors

Jill Murphy is one of Britain’s most treasured author–illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill’s other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All for One, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Jill's latest picture book, Meltdown! Jill lives in Cornwall.

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32 pages


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Macmillan Children's Books an imprint of Pan Macmillan

Publication date

6th July 2007



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