Woman Who Won Things

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9780744581270: Woman Who Won Things

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's 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? Find out in this second Gaskitts adventure, a fun-filled follow-up to The Man Who Wore All His Clothes.

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About the Author:

Allan Ahlberg is one of the most acclaimed and successful authors of children's books, particularly in partnership with his wife Janet, who died in 1994. Among his numerous classic picture books are The Jolly Postman books; Burglar Bill; Peepo! and Each Peach Pear Plum. Allan's other books for Walker include the Red Nose Readers; The Mysteries of Zigomar; Monkey Do!; Mockingbird; The Bravest Ever Bear; The Snail House; Treasure Hunt and the first in the series about the Gaskitt family, The Man Who Wore All His Clothes. Katharine McEwen is the illustrator of the picture book Cows in the Kitchen, several titles in the Walker Brand New Readers series; the Read Me series; and four Sam's Science books.

From Booklist:

Gr. 2-4. In this sequel to The Man Who Wore All His Clothes (2001), Mrs. Gaskitt has an extraordinary run of good luck; Mr. Gaskitt continues his succession of jobs; and the twins, Gus and Gloria, become enthralled by substitute teacher Mrs. Plum, who seems too good to be true. Using a cinematic style, Ahlberg cuts back and forth from one story strand to another, gradually revealing clues regarding the sweet Mrs. Plum, who offers everyone chocolates while money and possessions mysteriously disappear. The twins are the first to suspect their substitute, but it isn't until Mrs. Gaskitt plows into Mrs. Plum, causing her suitcase to explode, that the missing items are found. McEwen's colorful, cartoonlike illustrations are a perfect complement for Ahlberg's understated, comic style, and there are several running gags, including a doormat with an ever-changing message, that will keep young readers engaged. The format (short chapters, large print, and easy-reader-style text placement) will appeal to beginning readers, and the sophisticated plot will intrigue slightly older ones. This is a great choice for any reader who appreciates clever writing and humor. Kay Weisman
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Ahlberg, Allan
Editorial: Walker Books Ltd (2002)
ISBN 10: 0744581273 ISBN 13: 9780744581270
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Descripción Walker Books Ltd, 2002. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: New. Never used!. Nº de ref. de la librería P110744581273

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