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My funny family

My funny family

Higgins, Chris, 1950-; Wildish, Lee

Mattie is 9 and worries about everything which isn't surprising because, when you have a family as big and crazy as hers, there's always something to worry about. Will the seeds she's planted grow into fruit and veg like everyone promised? Why does it seem as if Grandma doesn't like them sometimes? And what's wrong with Mum?

Paperback, Book. English. Fiction 7+. Children's stories. General.
Published London: Hodder Children's, 2012
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Statement of responsibility: Chris Higgins ; illustrated by Lee Wildish
ISBN: 034098984X, 1444911112, 9780340989845, 9781444911114
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Physical Description: 121 p. : ill. ; 20 cm.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.1
Interest Level: MY
Points: 2
Quiz Number: 223474

Author note

Before writing her first novel, Chris Higgins taught English and Drama for many years in secondary schools and worked at the Minack open-air theatre on the cliffs near Lands End. She now writes full time and is the author of ten books for children and teenagers. Chris is married with four daughters. She loves to travel and has lived and worked in Australia as well as hitchhiking to Istanbul and across the Serengeti Plain. Born and brought up in South Wales, she now lives in the far west of Cornwall with her husband.


Higgins writes in a relaxed, accessible style, ideal for new readers
The Glasgow Herald||Attractively produced and well-illustrated
School Librarian||A charming book, featuring the loveable and eccentric Butterfield family. The illustrations, which are engaging and mischievous,complement the text perfectly
Children's Books Ireland||Endearing ... A fun, funny slice of family life
Junior||Higgins writes in a relaxed accessible style, ideal for new readers.
The Herald (Glasgow)||A charming book, featuring the loveable and eccentric Butterfield family. The illustrations, which are engaging and mischievous, complement the text perfectly.
Children's Books Ireland Recommended Reads||Endearing... a fun, funny slice of family life.
Junior||Attractively produced and well illustrated.
School Librarian||A charming story.
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