The Awful Orphan Elf by Gillian Johnson
  

Synopsis

The Awful Orphan Elf by Gillian Johnson

Alfonse, a one-eyed orphan elf, has arrived at Monster Hospital by helicopter. He's a football star, but a troll sat on his head and now he's seeing double! Can four naughty children help him get better - and rescue him from his greedy leprechaun manager? This book follows the first three Monster Hospital adventures, THE BIG, FAT, SMELLY OGRE, THE DISASTROUS LITTLE DRAGON and THE YUCKY YODELLING YETI, and is written and illustrated by the acclaimed author-illustrator of the THORA books.

Reviews

Johnson's writing is witty and inventive ... This is a book full of fun Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week Thora is an irresistible new character ... storytelling at its best. Starred review, Publishing News Thora is a thoroughly modern heroine in a fantasy adventure story with a pleasantly old-fashioned feel to it ... Gillian Johnson's own illustrations add to the book's charm. Books for Keeps Wonderfully inventive and witty - the sort of book that gladdens the heart Children's Bookseller and Publisher, Austra

About the Author

Gillian Johnson studied science and English at university. She's had lots of different jobs - working with Indian children in northern Canada, accompanying Inuit babies on small planes to their homes in remote communities, doing editorial cartoons for the university paper, teaching English to high school students. Eventually, she published a children's book and has been doing it ever since. She lives with her family and divides her time between Oxford and Tasmania.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Author

Gillian Johnson
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Publisher

Hodder Children's Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

3rd January 2013

ISBN

9781444903584


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