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  • Dick King-Smith, creator of 'Babe the Sheep-Pig', presents the cleverest guinea pig in the world!Judy's classmates snigger when she claims guinea pigs are brainy. But, when her guinea pigs have a baby son, she decides to call him Jenius and train him...


  • From the beloved author of Babe come three more adventures from feisty farmer-to-be Sophie. Now whimsically re-imagined by the perceptive paintbrush of award-winning illustrator Hannah Shaw. In this book Sophie visits the farm, learns to ride a pony ...


  • In this collection of stories you will meet a guinea-pig that can do clever tricks, the Queen's favourite Corgi pup, a secret mouse hiding in a tree-house, a chick that wants to be a duck AND you'll learn how to look after all kinds of pets! A deligh...



  • The python can unlock its doors. To gape as wide as double doors. Quiet! Don't move a muscle...Look! Through that gap in the jungle...See! There are real live animals in these poems. Read carefully and you may learn a thing or two. What happens if yo...


  • All Because of Jackson - Jackson is a very unusual rabbit - one who dreams of going to sea. So one day he stows away on the Atalanta and sails off in search of a new life . . .The Catlady - Muriel lives alone with lots and lots of cats. But Muriel's ...


  • SOMETIMES THE MOST UNLIKELY PAIRS MAKE THE BEST OF FRIENDS. A hilarious prehistoric yarn for newly-independent readers from a master of children's animal stories.All pterodactyls know that flying dinosaurs are superior, and all apatosauruses know tha...


  • 'If only that horrible cat didn't live here!' When Beaumont Robinson, an inquisitive young mouse, is nearly killed by the cat, his family decide there is only one thing to do. They must emigrate! And so they all set out on a midnight adventure to fin...


  • The story begins with a mysterious egg washed up on a Scottish beach, the morning after a great storm. Kirstie and her brother Angus find the egg and take it home. The next day it has hatched into a tiny greeny-grey creature with a horse's head, wart...







  • Peter is a young boy, living on a farm. One day, whilst out doing chores for his father, he comes across a strange white stick floating in the stream. He reaches out and catches it—and finds an exciting new friend in the process. Ninnyhammer is the...


  • Hezekiah is a very hairy camel. He lives alone in his enclosure at the zoo and although you'd never guess it, he's lonely. After an absent-minded zoo keeper leaves the gate open one night, Hezekiah goes on the run - rampaging through the English coun...


  • The great thing about being 75 years old is that you can wear your slippers everywhere - Percy Sloggett wears his in the garden and to the shops as well as in the house. In time his battered old slippers need to be replaced and he gets something of a...


  • A nonsense story about Og and Ut, the gombrizils, who make friends with Tumblerum Wollycobble, the slobbadunk. They cure his indigestion and he helps them hatch their egg and bring up their daughter, Okay. Now part of the family, Tumblerum watches Ok...


  • Muriel is known as the Catlady, because she lives alone with just her many cats for company. When a new kitten is born, it soon becomes clear that it’s no ordinary cat. Vicky is a kitten with a very regal character, and strangely enough, she was bo...


  • Sophie is small, but very determined. She loves animals, snails, cats, rabbits, dogs, pigs - and she wants to be a farmer when she grows up. Her best friend is great-great-aunt Al from Scotland and her worst enemy is a girl called Dawn. This book con...


  • When Mr and Mrs Bone go down with the Titanic, their six children are left on their own. Binnie, the eldest at 17, stands her ground against well-meaning relatives and says she will bring up the family. And for the next four years she runs the Edward...


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    Snail on board! Siegfried loves to explore. One day his explorations take him on a big adventure - from his home in the grass, to the airport, on to an aeroplane and all the way to America! There he makes some very important friends, Mr Ambassador an...


  • Dick King-Smith’s mischievous narrative and Bob Graham’s sweet, humorous watercolors capture the first eight lives of a kitten who’s ready to scamper his way into hearts everywhere.Aristotle the kitten is so adventurous that it’s a good thing...


  • Princess Penelope needs school lessons, but her governess refuses to teach her with palace pig, Lady Lollipop, present. The king and queen don't know what to do, until mystical, magical Collie Cob the Conjuror steps in. Penelope and Lollipop love Col...


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    Farmer Skint has no luck on his farm until one day his goose lays a golden egg, which hatches out into a golden gosling. From that moment on, Farmer Skint is a lucky man. As the bird gets older, her golden feathers turn to ordinary white, but the fir...


  • WHO'S MORE IMPORTANT than the Queen? Whom does she serve? Her royal corgis, of course! But life isn’t just royal thrones and unlimited biscuits for young Titus, Her Majesty’s favorite pup. There are burglars to catch, fires to put out, leaking tu...


  • Blessu is a very small elephant who suffers from dreadful hay fever - and although he's very small, he has a very large sneeze! Blessu doesn't grow very fast, except for one part of him - his trunk. And every time he sneezes, his trunk grows even big...


  • Dick's story begins with his apprenticeship on a farm before World War II, his war experiences and his childhood romance with the girl he later married. Then come the 14 years he spent on Woodlands Farm where the eccentric cast of animals and humans ...


  • Laurence Higgins, an enormously fat black cat, has breakfast with Mrs Higgins, lunch with the Normans, tea with old Mr Mason and supper with the Barclay-Lloyds. None of them know why he is so fat on just one meal a day! Lawrence is happy until he fin...


  • Being a duck isn’t all it’s quacked up to be. But don’t try telling that to Frank -- he’s a chicken with a dream. All he thinks about are webbed feet, waterproof feathers, and the cool water of the pond. So when Frank takes a dip and nearly d...


  • Dozy and Snoozy are tree sloths. Dozy is grumpy and Snoozy is gentle but they are both very very slow, the slowest in the whole of South America. One day, quite by chance, Dozy and Snoozy meet and Dozy challenges Snoozy to a race - so a great sloth r...



  • "The author of Babe, the Gallant Pig offers another winner with this tale of a bright pig and her canny young keeper ‘training’ a spoiled princess. . . . Move over, Wilbur." — Kirkus Reviews (starred review)Lollipop is no ordinary pig. Acco...







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  • From the author of  Babe: The Gallant Pig comes a charming ghost story about a lonely boy who meets the real Alice in Wonderland--two years after she died!She was an intruder to him at first. After all, the Roundhill is Evan's secret place--the spo...


  • Look up into the starry sky on the night of the full moon and you'll see...a bird? A plane? No...a little boy! Eight-year-old Mary Bird has discovered a secret: her four-year-old brother Billy can fly! Floating around his room is bad enough, but whe...


  • From the beloved author of Babe: The Gallant Pig comes a funny and compassionate story about a mysterious neighbor and her many, many animals! All the village children think Miss Slade is a witch. Perhaps it’s the patch on her eye. Or maybe it’s ...


  • This is the story of how Julius Caesar came to own a goat that was so smelly that the soldiers made it march at the head of the army, where it made the enemy run away! It also butts Cleopatra into her famous bath and avenges Caesar's death by butting...


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  • In 1926, a childless couple takes in an abandoned baby boy who, despite being mentally handicapped, grows to display special talents, and finds a happy niche for himself in their English countryside community....


  • Spider Sparrow has always been different. Abandoned as an infant in a lambing pen and adopted by a kindly shepherd and his wife, Spider’s life is unusual from the start. As he grows, it becomes clear that he is not like other children: he can't wal...


  • Basil Brontosaurus is teased at playschool by all the other little dinosaurs. They call him 'Stupid' but his mother tells him he is special because he really has two brains - one in his head and one in his back. Basil is so pleased that he starts tot...






  • Packaged in an adorable carrying case, these four shaped board books introduce simple concepts: ABC's, colors, numbers, and sounds. A great value at $12.99, this set makes the perfect teaching tool as well as a wonderful gift for toddlers!...


  • "This accessible chapter book tells the story of Charlie Muffin, a quiet man who works as a taxidermist and mouse breeder. When he tells his friend Merry that it would be impossible to breed a green mouse, she challenges him to try, implying that she...




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    Down in Blackberry Bottom lives Miss Slade, a strange and rather dirty old lady. The village children think she's a witch. But Patsy and Jim like her and her six dogs, her donkey, and other assorted animals. Miss Slade may not be a witch, but she's n...


  • The beloved sheep pig, star of the Universal motion picture and best-selling novel, leads the way in an illustrated treasury of eight barnyard adventures, old and new, including the story of Babe's first day on the job....






  • From the author of the best-selling Babe: The Gallant Pig, comes a rip-roaring, riotous tale. Young Tod Golightly tries to follow family tradition as a `toby man,' 18th century English slang for a ruffian who relieves unwary travelers of their belong...



  • Archibald Peregrine Edmund Spring-Russell ("Ape," for short) is thrilled to be living alone for the first time in his life. Now he can finally fill his fifteen-bedroom house exactly as he pleases -- with twelve big brown hens! But Ape doesn't stop th...


  • While vacationing in Scotland, Zeta encounters a rather unusual fellow. He's a terrific swimmer. He chats with seals. And he has a fishtail. Zeta meets a merman. With his gleaming, silvery scales, Marinus is definitely not you average summer fr...


  • With charming drawings by an award-winning illustrator, an irresistibly fun book praises the many pleasures of puppies, who are among humankind's most wonderful friends and life's most entertaining creatures....


  • ""I want to sail the seas," said Jackson. "I want to see the world. "" Jackson is a very unusual rabbit a rabbit with a dream. He spends his days watching the tall sailing-ships coming and going. He "longs" to go to sea too. So one day with his girlf...


  • A SINGING SENSATION Wolfgang Amadeus Mouse ("Wolf," for short) has a big name for such a little mouse. But the name fits. His favorite pastime is listening to Mrs. Honeybee, the lady of the house, play the piano. If only he could sing along to the m...


  • Peter is a spotty piglet who doesn't like spots. So, throughout the year, he tries all sorts of funny schemes to get rid of them, until the day he meets Penny, a beautiful young pig who might have a soft spot for him....




  • A personal account of one man's experience with animals, from his first elephant ride at the zoo to his experiences while working on a dairy farm, is complemented with amusing, colorful illustrations....


  • In the doghouse! Poor Smasher is always getting into trouble. But it's not his fault? How was he supposed to know it was wrong to chase those chickens? And nobody said he couldn't chew up Mrs. Buzzard's slippers. Or break all her china. Or wet on ...


  • On her seventy-fifth birthday, Henrietta Hickathrift decides to run away from her old age home. With her life savings of £50 and all her belongings in one suitcase, she takes a train to the seaside to begin a new life. What she finds when she gets t...



  • BIRDS OF A FEATHER When shy Mr. Potter shops for the pet of his dreams, he hopes to find a playful companion. Instead, he ends up with Everest, a feisty mynah bird with a mind and voice of his own. No mere talking parrot, Everest is not content to r...


  • Mrs Jolly the good witch, is back. She is now a lollipop Lady, which is why the children call her Mrs Jollipop. But Mrs Jollipop cannot resist using her magic powers. Her lollipop does not always say STOP CHILDREN and her feet do not always remain sa...


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    Damaris, a bright young duck, and her sheepdog friend, Rory, devise a plan to teach a pompous old boar a lesson. But when the pigs break for freedom, they are captured. Out of pity, Damaris finds a way of returning them to the farm, and with bellyach...


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  • A collection of funny stories, written by different authors. Each story has its original illustrations. The list of authors includes Dick King-Smith, Susan Hill, Jane Gardam, Vivian French, Martin Waddell, Ann Pilling, Michael Rosen, Jan Mark, Philli...



  • A mouse is dicing with death in the larder, another is carried off in the jaws of a fox. There's a bullied brontosaurus, a wimpish woodlouse, a rebellious hedgehog and a dog with an identity crisis in this collection of stories....


  • "The Terrible Trins are mice with a mission: to revenge the death of their father. Trained to a peak of physical fitness by their mother, the three bold bucks are soon frightening the life out of the Orchard Farm cats..."...


  • When Max, the hedgehog, is caught by two scientists who put an electronic transmitter on his head, he returns home to find that his friends think the transmitter is a crown and he is the long-lost hedgehog king...


  • Bert and June Beetle's son was very small when he was born and he stayed small. To compensate for this his father gave him a very long name - the Omnibombulator. His size proves a problem for him until one day it proves very useful indeed. Dick King-...



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    If you love animals you'll love Dick King Smith. The stories in this book have been taken from A Narrow Squeak and other animal stories by Dick King-Smith Stories include: A Narrow Squeak, The Excitement of Being Ernest, The Clockwork Mouse, The Happ...


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    Everyone has heard of house mice and field mice and church mice, but Flora is the first-ever school mouse. Being the first anything is hard and being the first school mouse is no exception. When Flora learns to read, nobody -- not even her parents...


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  • Within the walls and under the floorboards of Orchard Farmhouse live three mischievous mouse brothers (a.k.a. the trins) who create constant commotion. "With his customary panache, King-Smith grabs the reader's attention from his opening sentence. An...



  • In this "warm fuzzy tale full of poignance, humor, and magic" (School Library Journal), eight-year-old Harriet Butler isastonished to meet a space alien who's vacationing in her dad's wheat field!  "Children will be delighted by the charm, compassi...


  • Two Dick King-Smith stories. Connie Button amazes her parents when she starts to speak - not in words, but numbers. It's like having a human calculator. And Rollo, too, has an astonishing talent: as soon as he can speak, he does so in rhyme, and the ...


  • Flora was born on the first day of term in the new school year, which might be why she’s a very special mouse indeed – a mouse who has taught herself to read! Flora lives in a classroom, and is determined to learn all sorts of things that no mous...




  • Captain, Ladybird and Herbert two Shire horses and a Suffolk Punch are not pleased when Jenny, a retired seaside donkey, arrives at the Old Horses' Home. Then rustlers are spotted in the area: thieves who steal horses to sell them abroad for their me...




  • Great Eggspectations... Jack Daw loves birds--all shapes, sizes, and breeds. One day his class visits the local zoo, and Jack finds himself face-to-face with an ostrich. Nine feet tall, weighing 345 pounds, this tremendous creature immediately captu...


  • Henry the Great Dane is invisible to everyone except Janie and, it seems, old Mrs Garrow from the end cottage. Mrs Garrow is always particularly pleased to see Henry, for she knows that Janie's imaginary faithful friend is really rather special ... ...


  • Everyone knows that if two people pull a wishbone (or merrythought), the one who ends up with the longer part makes a wish. But how often do those wishes come true? Nick decides to experiment and, by keeping the merrythought whole, he discovers a mag...



  • Ned brings home a valuable antique doll from his grandmother's house, a magical talking doll that tells Ned about life in Victorian times and causes him all sorts of trouble with his father and his enemy, Troy. Reprint....


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    All the excitement, tension, fear and pathos of an epic journey is combined with humour, in this story of two dogs, a cat and a racing pigeon on a cross-country search for a safe home. Winner of the Children's Book Award for Middle Fiction....


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    Fitzherbert, the son of a goose and a swan, gets tired of being teased for being a swoose and leaves the farm, ending up in Windsor Castle, where he becomes a favorite of the recently widowed Queen Victoria....



  • A humorous collection of fairy and folk tales in which Dick King-Smith, British Book Awards Children's Author of 1991, offers his own versions of 15 stories and 20 nursery rhymes, featuring characters such as Thinderella, Huge Red Riding Hood, and ha...




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  • A tale of two terrors. Maurice is a fat cat who loves eating, while Horace is a thin baby who won't eat a thing. One day, by mistake, Horace's mother and father discover a way of getting Horace to eat, but it's bad news for Maurice....


  • Small but very determined, Sophie loves animals and is going to be a farmer when she grows up. She has herds of insects and acquires a snail, a rabbit, a cat, and a dog.Sophie's cat, Tom, has surprised them all by producing four kittens. There are mo...



  • There were six puppies in the pet shop window - five smart pedigrees and one scruffy little mongrel with a big ambition to be a guard dog. He has a bark to match his ambition, but can he find a home or is he destined for life in the home of unwanted ...


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    When a stray black cat begins to follow Sophie around, she must convince her parents to let her keep him, and in the process, she learns a valuable lesson about making and keeping new friends. Reprint....


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    Meet one terrific pig! Little Triffic is the most amazing piglet at the Rare Breeds Survival Center. When she decides to become friends with Octavius, the grumpy old mule, the unlikely pair turn into a huge hit with all the visitors. Dick King...



  • An alphabet of verses which celebrate animals of all kinds accompanied by witty, colour illustrations. Dick King-Smith is the author of a string of many novels for younger readers, including "The Sheep-Pig" and "Tumbleweed". Quentin Blake has won the...


  • A PIG WITH A PLAN Ace is no ordinary pig. He understands human language completely, and he's determined to avoid the awful fate that befalls his brothers and sisters: the Market. First, he befriends the farmer's house pets, easygoing Clarence the ca...



  • A picture book designed to encourage reading in five-year-olds and upwards, this is available as part of Picture Book set D (0-7500-1221-8), or individually subject to a minimum order value. There are five sets of these picture books, graded accordin...



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    The date is AD 1650. Dodos are leading idyllic lives on an island in the Indian Ocean, but soon there will be no dodos anywhere at all on earth. Beatrice and Bertie are happily planning their wedding bliss and thinking of all the dodolings they will ...


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  • When eight-year-old Kirstie brings home a strange egg from the Scottish shore, her family never expects it to hatch. But the next day, Kirstie discovers a baby sea monster swimming in her bathtub! Part horse, part toad, part turtle, and part crocodil...


  • Mr and Mrs Bear have a son called Edward who likes honey, walks on all fours, and is growing bigger and stronger every day. Dick King-Smith has written many books for young children, including "Henry Pond, the Poet"....



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    From the bestselling author of "The Sheep-Pig"It's not easy having a younger brother, William finds. Especially one like Charlie who shows off, asks a million questions, and will say "absolutely" all the time. But when Charlie is in trouble, William ...


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  • Small but very determined Sophie wants to be a lady farmer when she grows up. Down in the potting shed, she has made a start and keeps flocks of free-range wood lice and herds of snails. Sophie's fond of most creatures but there's one she cannot stan...


  • Emily was like her ninety-nine brothers and sisters, until she won all the eight-legged races at spider sports. People grew suspicious. And then, they counted her legs. She had ten! It's not her fault, but everyone turns against her. But there's s...


  • Laura is amazed when her baby brother George starts talking to her when he's only four weeks old, particularly as he sounds like a grown-up! It's a big secret to keep from their parents and the rest of the family and leads to all sorts of comic confu...


  • Fresh from his foray into Hollywood stardom, Babe gets a new cover for the Knopf Paperbacks line. An ALA Notable Book A Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book A Horn Book Fanfare Honor Book An IRA/CBC Children's Choice An NCTE Teachers' Choice...



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    Who would ever believe that a cat would prefer to keep mice as pets instead of eating them? That's the way it is for Martin the cat and Drusilla the mouse. Drusilla soon has Martin helping her with her babies and protecting her from the rest of h...




  • Sir Tumbleweed is an unlikely knight - afraid of horses, jousting and dragons. But with help from Arthur the Lion and Spearhead the Unicorn, he floors Sir Basil the Beastly in a jousting match. Will the champion jouster of all England find an obligin...


  • The Hodgeheg by Dick King-Smith is a much-loved classic! Max, the hedgehog who becomes a hodgeheg, who becomes a hero! Max's family dreams of reaching the Park. But no one has ever found a safe way of crossing the very busy road. Young Max, who i...


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    Will Max make it across the road without getting squashed?! The hedgehog family of Number 5A wants to go to the park across the street, but the traffic makes it impossible to cross safely. Young Max has noticed that humans seem to get across the r...


  • Dumpling wishes she was long and sausage-shaped like her two brothers and other dachshunds, instead of being short and stumpy. One day she goes to the woods and meets a witch's cat who grants Dumpling her wish, but the spell goes wrong and Dumpling g...


  • Did you kow it was really Noah's brother Yessah who played the most important part in the building and the voyage of the ark? Without Yessah's hard work and devoted care of the animals in his charge, Noah's great plan might ever have got off the grou...


  • When Old Smelly the tramp mets Eric Stanley Pigeon, it's his lucky day! Old Smelly loves to bet on the horse races, but he never has much luck - until he meets Eric Stanley Pigeon, that is. For this young bird has a very unusual talent...Old Smelly d...


  • When Joanna finds a large black dog lying unconscious in the road, she doesn't realise what chaos he is going to cause at home. Everything turns topsy-turvy when Yob's around - and when a burglar breaks in at dead of night, he gets a nasty surprise....





  • Digby is determined to win a race at sports day but everyone knows he's the slowest runner in the school. What they don't know is that Digby has a tortoise called Fred, the fastest tortoise in the world. Can he help Digby win the race?...



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    When Harry Holdsworth's great-uncle George died, he left him his most prized possession -- not a treasure chest or a private jet or a motorcycle -- a parrot named Mad! How disappointing. But when Mad (short for Madison) arrives and introduces hims...


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    When Babe, the piglet, arrives at Farmer Hogget's farm he doesn't know that Mrs. Hogget has him in mind for a bacon breakfast and a pork chop dinner. Luckily, the Hoggets soon see that Babe is no ordinary pig. Right from the start Babe and Fly, th...


  • Harmony's uncle sends her on a treasure trail - which disappointingly ends in her finding a 50p piece. But the coin is a magic one, and when you rub the queen's nose, your wishes will come true! From the number one author for animal magic comes this...


  • The tale of a heroic cat who dared brave the monster of Hobbs’ Hole! On the still air from the distant fields came a horrible mixture of a roar and a scream with a snarl mixed in, and even at that distance it was so loud that everyone knew one t...



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    There is nothing worse than being the smallest or the shortest or the last. It's even worse if you're the runt of the litter and especially bad if it's a litter of pigs. When that happens, the Pigman comes and takes you away. And Daggie Dogfoot, the ...


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    The farmer at Foxearth Farm is too lazy to build fences to protect his chickens from nearby foxes. It should be fox heaven: helpless, delicious chickens just waiting to be caught! But years of "survival of the fittest" means that Foxearth chickens...


  • The author is an ex-farmer who is an established writer of humorous animal stories for children. This one is about a toad called "Henry Pond" and also features characters called "Victoria Garden-Pool" and "Larry Lake". It is in the "Roosters" series ...



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    Mrs Jolly was a witch, but she didn't look like a witch. Mrs Jolly was plump and always smiled. She couldn't resist using her magic powers to have fun. Which is how she and her brightly coloured umbrella became very unusual contestants in the Great H...


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