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Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See

By Sam McBratney
Illustrated by Linda Ólafsdóttir

A charming new story from the author of Guess How Much I Love You, with an original take on the subject of childhood anxiety.

Once there was a girl called Mindi, who was afraid of something that no one else could see. This thing that she was afraid of, this thing that no one else could see, was a big goose. It came into her room as quietly as a thought comes into your head, and it stayed there for as long as it wanted to... So begins a new story by Sam McBratney, author of publishing phenomenon Guess How Much I Love You – the book which captured the hearts of children and parents all over the world. In Mindi a little girl and her devoted father try everything they can think of to drive away the "big goose", which only she can see. A sensitive exploration of childhood anxiety, the story is told with charm, wit and a touch of whimsy, and is paired with Linda Ólafsdóttir's delicate illustrations. The end result has the feel of a modern fairy tale and is sure to become a bedtime favourite.

  • A story that explores childhood anxieties and the lengths to which parents will go to reassure their children – which couldn't feel more timely.
  • Sam McBratney is the author of Walker classic Guess How Much I Love You, which has sold over 50 million copies worldwide in 57 languages.
  • Launches in the wake of the hotly-anticipated sequel to Guess How Much I Love You, a major publishing event.

About the author

Sam McBratney, author of one of the world’s bestselling picture books, Guess How Much I Love You, has won the Bass Ireland Arts Prize and the Bisto Award, twice. He is also the author of the bestselling You’re All My Favourites. Linda Ólafsdóttir's artwork has appeared on stamps, cereal boxes and children's clothing; she is the illustrator of a series of fairy tale retellings, published in the US, and was nominated for the Astrid Lindgren Memorial Award. This is her first book for Walker.

ISBN: 9781406388657
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Hardback
Release Date: March 3, 2021
Dimensions: 250 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $27.99
New Zealand RRP: $29.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

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