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.