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    • ISBN:9781444923520
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Shadow Goblins

Book 4

By David Melling

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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...

Stinglip and Pungent are at Shadow Goblin school, learning how to steal shadows. It's not going well for either of them, but when they meet a skeleton who has lost his shadow, the two little goblins know exactly how to save the day...

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

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  • ISBN: 9780340930519
  • Publication date: 05 Mar 2009
  • Page count: 144
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
Funny, fascinating and wonderfully naughty ... the perfect antidote for any young reader who has had enough of dainty fairies and helpful mice for the time being — Teach Primary
'A fantastic new series from David Melling.' — Starred review, Publishing News
Part spotters guide, part conventional narrative ... The result is an appealing and accessible adventure — Bookfest
'Funny, fascinating and wonderfully naughty, these little shape-shifters are the perfect antidote for any young reader who has had quite enough of dainty fairies and helpful mice for the time being.' — Teach Primary magazine, April 2009
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