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Glister: The House Hunt [Paperback]

Andi Watson BA Hons Graphic Design/Illustration Liverpool Polytechnic
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6 July 2009 Glister
Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. (Frightfully inconsiderate it is, too.) Occasionally the strange things begin with a knock at the door … or sometimes a careless word or two. Chilblain Hall may well be a little tumbledown, have creaky timbers and a certain unpredictable air, but it still has feelings. Just like you or me. So it’s quite easy to see how the Butterworths' home got in a huff, uprooted and left after overhearing Mr Swarkstone – a man with his eye firmly on the prize for best Bonny Village – call it some pretty dreadful and damning names. Now homeless, lonely and bored without Chilblain Hall, Glister must find a way to persuade her dearest home and friend back to where it belongs…

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  • Paperback: 80 pages
  • Publisher: Walker (6 July 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1406320498
  • ISBN-13: 978-1406320497
  • Product Dimensions: 13.4 x 17.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,113,930 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"* "Throwing in trolls, witches, magic beans, and a battle swine named Mr Gullinbursti, Andi constantly surprises young and old with his fresh take on fairytale fantasties." Paul Gravett" --Paul Gravett

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The second in a fun new series for younger girls told in comic-strip featuring the delightfully eccentric Glister Butterworth – girl-magnet for the weird and the unusual.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent "comic" reading for my daughter 15 Nov 2013
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My daughter loves to read, let's make that plain. JK and HP are never far from her bedside table! But she also loves drawing, pictures and art in general.

Comics have always seemed a little boy-centric and nowadays the ones in the mainstream shops are just dreadful. That said, we have subscribed her to the wonderful Phoenix comic which she loves (and I love because there's no adverts and no free plastic tat attached).

Anyway, back to Glister - my daughter fell in love with Glister with this first book. She has read all of the Glister books now and returns to them often. That is probably the best review I could give! She is taken with the drawing, the story and definitely the humour.

Going to try her with Andi Watson's Gum Girl this Christmas.

By the way, as a father who still loves comics I'd point other parents (or maybe parents-to-be) at Andi Watson's Little Star graphic novel. Touched me deeply!
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1.0 out of 5 stars Disappointing! 4 April 2013
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Order this for a reluctant girl reader as someone suggested she read a comic-style book. Words are ridiculously hard and old fashioned! And the story was odd!
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5.0 out of 5 stars First in an excellent series of books 11 July 2011
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I was looking for something a little different for my daughter, aged seven, who likes illustrated stories. This first book (and the subsequent series) are excellent. Beautiful illustrations and a engaging stories. My daughter has devoured each new volume and read and reread them. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Really worth a try 23 Sep 2010
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My seven year old son started reading these after meeting the author at the Hay Festival, he really took to Andi Watson and through this has got really into drawing comic strips. These books aren't very well known but I think they're really worth trying because they're really different from other books aimed at this age range and have really captured my son's interest.
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