Thanks for Telling Me, Emily

Author(s): Deirdre Madden

Fiction - junior

Murphy the cat, Bubbles the dog and Captain Cockle the parrot live in a pet shop. When the owner's niece Keira comes to stay, she is entranced by the animals but a bit puzzled, because her Aunt Emily never seems to actually sell any of them. But then one day a strange woman arrives at the shop. She is Henrietta Fysshe-Pye. She has just bought the castle on the edge of the town and now she wants some animals to populate it. She chooses Mulvey, Bubbles and Captain Cockle and is determined to have them despite Keira and her aunt's attempts to persuade her otherwise. The other animals in the shop are horrified - Murphy is their leader and has been living in the shop since he was a kitten, so once he and the other two have been taken by Mrs Fysshe-Pye, the animals left behind decide they must rescue them.


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".. an ideal story for children taking their first steps to reading longer novels." -- Junior Education Plus "We have rarely seen such cosiness since Enid Blyton." -- The Sunday Times

Deirdre Madden is best known for her adult literary fiction, published by Faber. She has an exemplary track record and has won a Somerset Maughn Award for The Birds of the Innocent Wood. Her novel, One by One in the Darkness was short-listed for the Orange Prize. Her first children's book, published by Orchard in 2005, won the Eilis Dillon Award, an Award from the CBI Bisto Book of the Year Award 05/06 for a best first children's novel.

General Fields

  • : 9781846163326
  • : 186418
  • : 186418
  • : 0.26
  • : June 2008
  • : 198mm X 126mm X 19mm
  • : United Kingdom
  • : books

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  • : Deirdre Madden
  • : Paperback
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