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Room on the Broom (Paperback)

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By Julia Donaldson, Axel Scheffler (Illustrator)
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Description


This fun family read-aloud is a story of quick wits, friendship, and inclusivity from the creators of The Gruffalo

The witch and her cat are happily flying through the sky on a broomstick when the wind picks up and blows away the witch's hat, then her bow, and then her wand!  Luckily, three helpful animals find the missing items, and all they want in return is a ride on the broom.  But is there room on the broom for so many friends?  And when disaster strikes, will they be able to save the witch from a hungry dragon?

Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler are the creators of many beloved picture books including The Gruffalo, The Gruffalo's Child, The Snail and the Whale, and The Spiffiest Giant in Town.


"A surefire read-aloud hit." -School Library Journal

About the Author


Julia Donaldson is the internationally bestselling author of many popular books for children. Her Smarties Prize-winning modern classic, The Gruffalo, has sold more than 13.5 million copies worldwide, and the Halloween favorite Room on the Broom is a perennial best seller. In addition to children's books, she has written many children's plays and songs and runs regular storytelling workshops. She was the Waterstones Children's Laureate from 2011-2013.

Praise For…


"The story is in rhyme, bouncing merrily along, full of fun.  The illustrations are witty and wonderful.  The result is a surefire read-aloud hit." -School Library Journal

"The wart-nosed witch and her passengers make magic that is sure to please. Effective use of brilliant colors set against well-conceived backgrounds detail the story without need for text—but with it, the story—and the broom—take off." -Kirkus Reviews 

"In this lightweight, witty story, helpful animals find "room on the broom" of a generous witch." -Publishers Weekly


Product Details
ISBN: 9780142501122
ISBN-10: 0142501123
Publisher: Puffin Books
Publication Date: August 25th, 2003
Pages: 32
Language: English

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