The Woman Who Won Things by Allan Ahlberg

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As Mr. Gaskitt takes a series of jobs and Mrs. Gaskitt keeps winning prizes, their nine-year-old twins, Gus and Gloria, follow a substitute teacher who seems too good to be true.

About Allan Ahlberg

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Allan Ahlberg was born in 1938 in South London, and grew up in the Black Country. He worked as a teacher, postman, grave digger, soldier and plumber's mate before he became a full-time writer. He met his wife and creative partner, Janet at teacher training college. It was because Janet wanted to illustrate a book that Allan wrote his first book, the Brick Street boys. After that, together they wrote 37 books. Janet died in 1994 and Ahlberg discontinued his writing career for a few years before picking it up again.
Published April 8, 2002 by Walker Books Ltd. 80 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Children's Books, Comics & Graphic Novels.

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In McEwan’s bright, simply drawn cartoons, Mrs. Gaskitt rushes energetically about, while Mrs. Plum is the picture of innocence—until the two collide shortly after the school fair’s cash box vanishes, and loot spills from Mrs. Plum’s big, wheeled suitcase.

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Mrs. Gaskitt, the taxi-driving mother first met in The Man Who Wore All His Clothes, experiences a streak of good luck, while her children put up with a thieving substitute teacher (guess who comes to the rescue again?) in The Woman Who Won Things by Allan Ahlberg, illus.

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