David Melling - Puddle Goblins - Hachette Children's Group

Puddle Goblins

Book 3

By David Melling

  • Paperback
  • £4.99

A fantastic new series written and illustrated by the bestselling David Melling.

Beware - there are goblins living among us! Within these pages lies a glimpse into their secret world. But read quickly, and speak softly, in case the goblins spot you...

One stormy night, Septic the Puddle Goblin falls down a well. He's quite happy down there, eating mud and making friends with a lonesome frog, but his pals Bunion, Fetid and Teabag are already planning a rescue mission. Will they get to him before the sneaky Water Goblins do?

A riotous, laugh-out-loud funny series for younger readers from the bestselling author of Hugless Douglas, David Melling.

Biographical Notes

David Melling has been shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Medal, the Smarties Book Award and the Independent Booksellers Award. His Hugless Douglas books have sold over 1.4 million copies worldwide, and the loveable brown bear has starred in a World Book Day book as well as his own theatre show. Before becoming an internationally-acclaimed author-illustrator, David worked as an animation artist for films including the much-loved Father Christmas by Raymond Briggs. One of his most popular picture books The Tale of Jack Frost was animated and shown on BBC1 on Christmas Day.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340930502
  • Publication date: 18 Sep 2008
  • Page count: 128
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Packed with lots of inventive illustrations and gruesome details, this tale is sure to provide lots of giggles — Junior
A fantastic new series from David Melling. — Starred review, Publishing News
Superb for the young person choosing his or her first reading — The Bookbag
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