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  • Published: 1 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864719536
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $9.99

Goblin At The Zoo


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Blither and blather ... Gibblewort the miserable Irish goblin is back!

Blither and blather ... Gibblewort the miserable Irish goblin is back!

When Gibblewort wakes up at the zoo, he thinks he's in deepest, darkest Africa. So he squeezes his way into a nice, safe cage – only to find he's become the object of affection for a female chimpanzee! Every time Gibblewort manages to escape her clutches, he finds himself being thrown, kicked, tossed, shaken and even electrocuted back into the chimps' enclosure ... and Daisy's long hairy arms! How is everyone's favourite nasty little goblin going to get out of this one?

  • Pub date: 1 January 2010
  • ISBN: 9781864719536
  • Imprint: Random House Australia Children's
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 80
  • RRP: $9.99

About the Author

Victor Kelleher

Victor Kelleher was born in London and came to Australia in 1976 via Africa and New Zealand. After an academic career he now writes both children's and adults' novels full-time. His books for Random House Australia include Johnny Wombat, To The Dark Tower, Del-Del and Beyond The Dusk. Victor has been shortlisted for many awards including the Australian Children's Book of the Year Award and the Australian Science Fiction Achievement Award. He remains one of Australia's most celebrated authors.

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Praise for Goblin At The Zoo

“Praise for GOBLIN IN THE BUSH: 'This polished little chapter book captures Gibblewort's vileness with great good humour... King's lively black ink illustrations... complement the rhythms of the text.' CBC Notable Books 2003”

“Praise for GOBLIN ON THE REEF: ‘This new adventure is zany and unusual, and is sure to appeal to boys who have already acquired basic reading skills but want something a little bit more structured and substantial. The illustrations are nicely creepy and bring wackiness to this larger-than-life story. A must read!’ www.lollipopsmagazine.com”


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