Julia Donaldson
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Julia Donaldson

Julia Donaldson is a top selling author of children's books with over 65 million books sold worldwide. Among her greatest successes are Room on the Broom, The Gruffalo and Stick Man (all illustrated by Axel Scheffler), What the Ladybird Heard (illustrated by Lydia Monks) and The Giant Jumperee (illustrated by Helen Oxenbury). Julia's books have been translated into over 72 languages.

Julia lives in the UK with her husband Malcolm and divides her time between Sussex in the South and Edinburgh in Scotland. From 2011 to 2013, she was the UK Children's Laureate. Julia writes fiction, poems, plays and songs, as well as picture books. The TV films of The Gruffalo and Room on the Broom have both been nominated for Oscars.

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    • The Gruffalo

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 115
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 95

    Here's a rhyming story of a mouse and a monster....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the all time great childrens books

    • By Daryl on 01-22-10

    Regular price: $4.47

    • Room on the Broom

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Josie Lawrence
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 164

    Join the witch and her cat for a broomstick adventure. Helpful animals who join the grateful witch and her cat on their travels. But there may not be room on the broom for so many new friends....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great store

    • By Erin Hearne on 04-13-16

    Regular price: $4.47

    • The Snail and the Whale

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 90

    One tiny snail longs to see the world and hitches a lift on the tail of a whale. Together they go on an amazing journey, past icebergs and volcanoes, sharks and penguins....

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • 1 minute story interrupted by 10 minutes of music

    • By Israel J on 05-14-16

    Regular price: $4.47

    • The Gruffalo's Child

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 38

    The Gruffalo said that no gruffalo should, Ever set foot in the deep dark wood....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • My kids' favorurite, and very well read :)

    • By Amazon Customer on 12-22-15

    Regular price: $4.33

    • The Smartest Giant in Town

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton, Jim Carter, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 33

    George wished he wasn't the scruffiest giant in town. So when he sees a new shop selling giant-sized clothes, he decides it's time for a new look....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Enjoyed

    • By Jacqueline W. on 08-06-18

    Regular price: $4.47

    • Charlie Cook's Favourite Book

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    Charlie Cook is reading a book about a pirate captain, who is reading a book about Goldilocks, who is reading about a knight, who is reading about a frog....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Too much music

    • By George Nachman on 09-09-17

    Regular price: $4.47

    • A Squash and a Squeeze

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Julia Donaldson, Imelda Staunton, Steven Pacey
    • Length: 16 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12

    What can you do if your house is too small? The wise old man knows: bring in a flappy, scratchy, noisy crowd of farmyard animals....

    Regular price: $3.72

    • The Princess and the Wizard

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    Each time Princess Camellia changes - into a blue fish, a yellow chick, a red fox or a black cat - the wicked wizard finds her and sets her another horrible task....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • It won't annoy after the 50th time

    • By Bewench on 07-20-12

    Regular price: $4.47

    • Monkey Puzzle

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Julia Donaldson
    • Length: 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    A very clever, funny story from the author of the prize-winning The Gruffalo. Maybe butterfly help little monkey find his mum....

    Regular price: $4.47

    • Tabby McTat

    • By: Julia Donaldson
    • Narrated by: Imelda Staunton
    • Length: 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Tabby McTat is a busker's cat. He loves his life with Fred, singing along as people throw coins in their hat. Then one day, Fred has an accident, and the two are separated....

    Regular price: $5.32

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