Henrietta Hickthrift decided to run away from home - the Old People's Home. Packing just one small suitcase, she sets off on the train to the seaside. But Henry doesn't have much money. In fact, by the end of her first day, she has exactly one penny. That is when she meets the Goods - Angela, Barney, Eleanor, Rosie and Rowley - who decide to adopt this unusual stray. But will their parents let them keep her?
©1996 Dick King-Smith (P)2014 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd.
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"A beautiful classic"
Yes! It is a classic book from my childhood. A lovely little story and well read.
Hearing the full text. How well the characters were brought to life.
Cannot compare this is my first.
It made me laugh. Wee Roly is a well written wee boy with great one liners.
A beautiful little book. Well worth a listen. Makes you want to be there and feel happy.
"Timeless tale, perfectly narrated."
This is a marvellous story well told. Originally obtained for my young daughter (who played it often, and remembers it fondly), this gem has been in the family for many years now - and I STILL enjoy listening to it on occasion. It covers many levels really; innocently profound and thoroughly heart-warming. It's a tale of taking risks, going with the flow, the kindness of strangers who trust their instincts, family, and friends. The words wrap gently around you like a cozy, well-loved blanket. Simply put, this is a story that soothes the soul.
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