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The Woman Who Won Things

By Allan Ahlberg
Illustrated by Katharine McEwen

The second of Allan Ahlberg's mini-masterpieces for early readers.

One lucky morning ... Mrs Gaskitt opens the post and finds she's won a prize! Next she kisses the postman! Never mind, though – the postman is Mr Gaskitt doing his very latest job. Meanwhile, Gus and Gloria get a new teacher, Mrs Plum, with silvery hair, a big smile and a huge suitcase, who is ever so helpful when things start to go missing in the classroom. And then Mrs Gaskitt finds she's won another prize! What happens next?

  • "Huge fun and ideal for early readers." Independent on Sunday
  • "Ahlberg's direct and funny storytelling style makes reading as near-effortless as possible." Guardian
  • "A delight from beginning to end. The pictures are outstanding and mark the advent of a really inspired illustrator." The Financial Times

About the author

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children’s books writing today. He has won numerous awards for his books including the Kurt Maschler Award in 1986, the Children's Book Award in 1987, the Blue Peter Book Award 2001 and the Children's Book Award: Books for Young Children 2002. Among his numerous classic picture books are The Jolly Postman books, Burglar Bill, Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan’s books for Walker include The Snail House, Everybody Was a Baby Once, The Runaway Dinner, Previously and The Pencil. He lives in Sussex. Katharine McEwen graduated from Kingston University in 1996 and has since illustrated around forty children’s books for all ages. She is the illustrator of the picture book Cows in the Kitchen, Hey, Tabby Cat! and Here Comes Tabby Cat, four Sam’s Science books, the Silver Street series and the Gaskitt stories. Katharine lives in Tonbridge, Kent.

Awards

2004: Blue Peter Book Awards: The Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud

Blue Peter Best Illustrated Book to Read Aloud Award - Shortlisted

ISBN: 9781406381658
Imprint: Walker
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: March 1, 2018
Dimensions: 129 x 198mm, 80pp
Stock Status: Confirmed
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: In Stock

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