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Ned and the Joybaloo

Written by Hiawyn Oram

Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura

Early Years

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Grumpy Ned is only happy on Fridays when he can get the Joybaloo to come out from under the bed and play with him. Together, the two have wonderful, magical and fantastical adventures that last the whole night long. Can Ned learn to be happy without his special friend? The answer is a resounding yes in this gloriously inventive and thought provoking story.

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Ned and the Joybaloo Synopsis

Ned is grumpy every day except for Friday - the day when his Joybaloo comes to visit him. But one day the Joybaloo disappears and Ned has no choice but to learn how to make his own joy.

Illustrator Satoshi Kitamura has won the Smarties Silver Award, the Mother Goose Award and was shortlisted for the Kate Greenaway Award 2010. Click here to find out more about him.

Ned and the Joybaloo Press Reviews

'Kitamura is one of the world's most original and stylish children's illustrators' - Sunday Times

'Satoshi Kitamura's spirited watercolours capture the fluid essence of Ned's fantasy.'
- The New York Times Book Review

'Few artists are able to bring the creative force of imagination to life with such verve
and vim as Satoshi Kitamura.’ - The Bookseller

Book Information

ISBN: 9781842706053
Publication date: 7th June 2012
Author: Hiawyn Oram
Illustrator: Satoshi Kitamura
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 32 pages
Year Groups: Early Years

About Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram was brought up in South Africa. She was a professional actor before coming to England, where she has worked as an advertising copywriter and has had numerous books published.

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