The Goblin and the Empty Chair

The Goblin and the Empty Chair

Illustrated by: Leo Dillon and Diane Dillon
For Ages: 5 - 8
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In a time long past, in a land far away, a family has suffered an unspeakable loss.

But a lonely goblin has been watching. And he knows what to do to help them heal.

From internationally acclaimed picture book masters Mem Fox and Leo and Diane Dillon, here is a rich and moving original fairy tale about family, friendship, and the power compassion has to unite us all.
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  • Beach Lane Books | 
  • 32 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781416985853 | 
  • September 2009 | 
  • Grades K - 3 | 
  • Lexile AD660
List Price $21.99

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Mem Fox Reads From The Goblin and The Empty Chair

When a family suffers an unspeakable loss, this goblin, who has been hiding away for years, comes out during the night to help them - secretly.

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About the Author

Mem Fox
Photograph © Yann le Berre

Mem Fox

Mem Fox is an educator and international literacy expert, and her many acclaimed picture books for young children include Yoo-Hoo, Ladybug!; Hello Baby!; Let’s Count Goats!; the bestselling modern classics Ten Little Fingers and Ten Little Toes and Time for Bed; and, for adults, Reading Magic: Why Reading Aloud to Our Children Will Change Their Lives Forever. She lives in Adelaide, Australia. Visit her at MemFox.net.

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