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Monster Hospital: The Awful Orphan Elf: Book 4

Gillian Johnson

4 Reviews

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Monster Hospital, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Interest age: from c 5 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage), Humorous stories (Children's / Teenage)

It takes a monster to know a monster! Join Sylvie, Dylan, Carolyn and Tom as they play doctor to an orphan elf ... in Monster Hospital.

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.

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Praise for Monster Hospital: The Awful Orphan Elf: Book 4

  • 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

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Gillian Johnson

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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