Boobela and Worm

Author(s): Joe Friedman

Children's Fiction

Boobela is a giant - a young, shy and rather lonely giant. Worm is a worm - wise and opinonated, but above all, he's a clever and loyal friend. They live in a world that's a lot like ours, but not quite. When Boobela meets Worm, she has the chance to overcome her fears, pursue her strange and magical powers ...and have lots of funny, exciting and heart-stopping adventures with the kids at the balloon club, on her gran's magic island and at the beach.


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First title in a brand-new series for young children - perfect to be read aloud at bedtime, or for newly confident readers to read themselves, as the ideal transition between colour picture books and junior novels. Marks the debut of a talented new author with a uniquely witty and insightful voice. Beautifully illustrated throughout in two colours by acclaimed artist, Sam Childs, this book will be a visual delight. Feisty, independent characters leap off the page from the start. Equal appeal for boys and girl - but especially good for putting reluctant boy readers on the path to literacy and enjoyment of reading. In addition to four stories, each book will also contain cartoons and Huge potential for audio, and for adaptation on TV/film and as merchandising.

'Young children everywhere will delight in the adventures of Boobela and Worm.' PUBLISHING NEWS 'a very sweet collection of stories set in a land of forbidden caves and haunting castles... an enchanting storybook for younger readers with charming illustrations by Sam Childs.' -- Becky Stradwick THE BOOKSELLER 'In Boobela and Worm, the shy lonely giantess has no friends until a worm tells her that her feet stink. This is an excellent beginning, and the tone of affectionate honesty is kept up... Joe Friedman's Worm is so gentle, funny and wise that it comes as no surprise to find that he unlocks Boobela's ability to heal others... There are not enough good books for this age range, and Friedman's sympathetic approach will make this one to re-read.' -- Amanda Craig THE TIMES 'The pictures and interesting typography make the book an ideal stepping stone between picture books and novels... one to reread.' -- Amanda Craig THE TIMES 'combines quirky originality with gentle simplicity in the text and in Sam Child's images.' -- Nicolette Jones THE SUNDAY TIMES 'gentle, warm-hearted stories.' WRITE AWAY 'charmer of a short story collection with an old-fashioned feel.' -- Justine Crow FAMILIES SOUTH EAST 'Great pathos and humour' ANGELS AND URCHINS 'delightful' -- Susan Archer WOMEN'S WEEKLY 'charming' IRISH EXAMINER

Joe Friedman was born in Chicago to deaf parents. He has written stories since he was seven and sold his first play at 13. He currently lives in north London and divides his time between writing and working as a psychotherapist. Boobela and Worm is his first book for children. Sam Childs is a pseudonym.

General Fields

  • : 9781842555392
  • : Orion Publishing Co
  • : Orion Children's Books (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
  • : March 2007
  • : United Kingdom
  • : November 2020
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Joe Friedman
  • : Paperback
  • : Sam Childs
  • : 823.92
  • : 96
  • : 96 Colour Photo\Illu(s)