The Woman Who Won Things

Publisher: Walker Books

The Gaskitts are an ordinary, slightly disorganised family, whose everyday life is enlivened by extraordinary events.

When Mrs Gaskitt hits a winning streak, she starts to receive prizes - large and small - non-stop, and begins to long for her old, less lucky self. Her children meanwhile, solve the mystery of their unusual supply teacher and the stream of unaccounted for items.

This is a well-written and funny book, ideal for early readers, who will also enjoy Katharine McEwen's colourful, animated and informative pictures.

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