A gentle and humorous fable about a tiny monster who causes enormous trouble in one village. The story pits the small village, with its stream and forest and fields,
A gentle and humorous fable about a tiny monster who causes enormous trouble in one village. The story pits the small village, with its stream and forest and fields, against human greed, carefully stirred into the minds of the hapless villagers by the attention-seeking Wanting Monster. The villagers realize that their emergent competitiveness and acquisitiveness has ruined the life and beauty of their village, just as the Wanting Monster, now expelled from the village, realizes the value of befriending.
|More Info||About the author (2021) Martine Murray is an Australian author and illustrator, born in 1965. She is based in Melbourne. Before becoming a writer, she studied art at Victoria College of the Arts and dance at Melbourne University. Her books include A Moose Called Mouse, How to Make a Bird, The Slightly True Story of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Planned to Live an Unusual Life), The Slightly Bruised Glory of Cedar B. Hartley (Who Can't Help Flying High and Falling in Deep), Molly and Pim and the Millions of Stars, Marsh and Me, and the Henrietta series. Henrietta and the Perfect Night, and Marsh and Me were named Honour Books by the 2018 Children's Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award for Young Readers. Australian artist, ceramicist and illustrator|
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