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From the one and only Pamela Allen, comes this gentle story for children about home and hearth, about the comfort of ritual, and about opening your heart to the possibilities of life.

Outside the wind blew. Ooooh! The trees groaned. Ahhhhh! And the tiny wooden house creaked. Eeeeeek!

Inside, a delicious roast dinner was cooking.

The little old man was expecting visitors. The little old woman said no one would come.

Who was right? Come inside where it's cosy and warm, and wait . . .

You might get a big surprise.

Here is a gentle story about home and hearth, about the comfort of ritual, and about opening your heart to the possibilities of life.

From the one and only Pamela Allen.

Formats & editions

  • Hardback

    9780670077656

    May 28, 2014

    Viking

    32 pages

    RRP $24.99

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Mr McGee & the Biting Flea
A Bag and a Bird
Mr McGee and the Elephants
Hetty's Day Out
Who Sank the Boat? and Other Stories
The Big Fish
The Man With the Messy Hair
Fat Ferdie
The Toymaker & the Bird
The Little Old Man Who Looked Up At The Moon
My Buggy Book of Animals
Where's The Gold?
Grandpa and Thomas and the Green Umbrella
Shhh! Little Mouse
Is Your Grandmother A Goanna?
Mr McGee and the Perfect Nest
Mr McGee and the Big Bag of Bread
The Potato People
Grandpa and Thomas
Inside Mary Elizabeth's House
Can You Keep a Secret?
Mr McGee & the Perfect Nest
The Pear in the Pear Tree

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