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Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See

By Sam McBratney
Illustrated by Linda Ólafsdóttir

A charming 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 the 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 wrote Walker classic Guess How Much I Love You, which has sold over 50 million copies worldwide in 57 languages. Mindi was his final picture-book.
  • "Mindi and the Goose No One Else Could See reminds us of Sam McBratney's best qualities as a writer: gentle wisdom and animals with unforgettable personalities. […] Linda Ólafsdóttir’s soft watercolour illustrations match the tenderness of McBratney's tale, which sees Mindi find solace and strength in unexpected places." The Irish Times

About the author

Sam McBratney, author of one of the world’s bestselling picture books, Guess How Much I Love You, won the Bass Ireland Arts Prize and the Bisto Award, twice. He also wrote the bestselling picture-book You’re All My Favourites.

About the illustrator

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. Linda lives in Iceland.

ISBN: 9781406394634
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 2, 2022
Dimensions: 250 x 270mm, 40pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $16.99
New Zealand RRP: $18.99
Stock Level: Not Yet Published

Last updated on 03/09/21 at 01:55:13
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