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Bogwoppit

Narrated by: Jilly Bond
Length: 4 hrs and 50 mins
Categories: Kids, Ages 8-10
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Bogwoppit is a light-hearted, lively story, brilliantly told by Ursula Moray Williams, author of Gobbolino.

Samantha opened the door, and something hopped and shuffled into the room. Something round and black and furry.... In the cellar of Park House, the old mansion where orphaned Samantha has been sent to stay with her disagreeable aunt Daisy, there are hundreds of bogwoppits - believed extinct, up till now.

Aunt Daisy wants to get rid of them all, but Samantha grows very fond of one and can't bear to part with him. It seems as though Samantha and her aunt will never agree - until one day Aunt Daisy mysteriously disappears and Samantha plans a big rescue operation!

©1978 The Trustees of the Ursula M. John Trust (P)2016 Bolinda

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  • 07-30-19

classic and underrated, but aged badly.

I first read this myself many years ago when I was a wee bairn. Seeing it here I thought I'd get it for my boys to pass the time while traveling on holiday.

Didn't quite work out like that - right at the very beginning of the book my eight year old couldn't believe that Samantha was being abandoned by her Aunt and wondered why social services hadn't been called in. (I think that's more of a judgement on modern society than the book, but there you go.) He was quite prepared to believe that the Bogwoppit existed, but not that people behaved as they did throughout the book.

Good reading from Bond, and plenty of creative sounds and effects to represent the Bogwoppit itself, and good distinction between characters.

The book suffers from what most of the other reviewers have said - they (like me) read it when they were young and assumed their kids would like it too now. However, the kids didn't relate to the book, but the adult enjoyed a trip down memory lane.