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ANDREA KACZMAREK

Born in Wales. Teacher training in Weymouth - married with two grown up children - and now grandmother to three amazing and clever kids.

I was a Town Councillor for many years in Hamm with a great interest in integration and education. Today I still work on the Committee for Special Needs and I am Chair of the World of Reading - Lese Welt Hamm - bringing books and stories to children!

I still organise art and English projects at my old school - great fun working with children from many different backgrounds.

Children who enjoy stories and reading have a good start in life!

THERE'S A STINKY GOBLIN IN THE SHED

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There's a Stinky Goblin in the Shed

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Jerry and Jacob clean out Gran’s old garden shed to make a den, but on their first late-night walk in the woods behind it, they come across a very strange, grubby little person and their problems begin. A small pile of rags that can talk! The boys want to run away fast, but they take pity on the strange creature. They promise to try and get it back to its own world – GoblinLand.

Hiding a goblin in their den is a full time job. But in the end they find out that Hob had upset an elf, could that be the clue they need? But if the twins think that helping out their grubby goblin friend is the end of the story – they are very very wrong! Once you have let one goblin into your life…..the goblin door has opened!

 

 

 

What people are saying...

"There’s A Stinky Goblin In The Shed is a children’s book written by Andrea Kaczmarek and illustrated by Eva Künzel. During a stay at their grandmother’s house, twins Jacob and Jerry happen upon a crying goblin in the forest. The lost goblin, named Hob, recalls his last moments before arriving where the twins found him, depressed, dazed and confused. Giving him both food and shelter, the twins quickly find that it takes every bit of patience and more to keep Hob entertained. As Jacob and Jerry do all they can to try to help the goblin return to his home, a whirlwind of havoc and destruction takes place, as their gran’s shed, garden and more are demolished by the very smelly, bored and mischievous critter. Not only that, but the neighbors (and Gran) believe, from the noxious smell, that a skunk is lurking nearby. With an elf’s shoe in their possession, a plan is set in motion to return Hob to his family in Goblin Land.

Andrea Kaczmarek’s humorous tale of a goblin’s mischievous antics, which have led him to be lost and alone, creates quite an adventure for younger readers. Extending their helpful hand in friendship, the twins do all they can to help a lost goblin find his way back home, while entertaining him with board games, at night. I loved both the writing style and the accompanying illustrations, each portraying the different ways the twins tried so valiantly to keep the goblin entertained and amused. Everything it laid eyes on, whether edible or not, was perceived as being food, much to the boys’ dismay. Throughout the story, clues are discovered regarding the goblin’s mysterious appearance, and it is up to the twins to find the missing key to sending him back to his family (and incredibly bizarre lifestyle). I enjoyed reading There’s A Stinky Goblin In The Shed, and recommend it to young readers, who would not only learn the benefits of lending a helping hand to a friend in need, but also enjoy a jolly good laugh along the way."

- Reviewed By Rosie Malezer for Readers’ Favorite

Information

  • Title: There's a Stinky Goblin in the Shed
  • Author: Andrea Kaczmarek
  • Genre: Middle Grade/Adventure Fiction
  • Length: 88 pages
  • Release Date: March 10, 2017
  • ISBN-13: 978-1542805629
  • Imprint: SUNQUILLS

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