The House Gobbaleen

The House Gobbaleen


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ISBN-13: 9780140565041
Publisher: Penguin Young Readers Group
Publication date: 02/01/1999
Edition description: REPRINT
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 10.98(w) x 8.52(h) x 0.12(d)
Lexile: 570L (what's this?)
Age Range: 3 - 8 Years

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HomeSchoolBookReview More than 1 year ago
Lloyd Alexander is perhaps best known for his Chronicles of Prydain. However, he has written many other books, including some works for younger children. In this one, a man named Tooley is unhappy over what he considers his bad luck, so he ignores his cat's warnings and invites a greedy little man named Hooks into his home, in the mistaken belief that he is one of the "Friendly Folk" who supposedly bring good luck. But Hooks worsens Tooley's bad luck. So it's up to Tooley's wise cat to get rid of Hooks- by summoning the dreaded House Gobbaleen. Alexander is a masterful story teller, and we have found all of his books worth reading, although I was disappointed that he endorsed a rather vulgar and vile take-off on L. Frank Baum's delightful Wizard of Oz stories entitled Wicked by Gregory Maguire, which purports to explain why the Wicked Witch of the West became wicked. However, there is nothing objectionable about The House Gobbaleen.