The Mouldy

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Knopf, Jan 1, 1983 - Animals in literature - 32 pages
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Talitha, daughter of the king, figures out how to deal with the monster who has left the Wilderness and is interrupting the peace of the great Garden of the World.

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User Review  - a.stone5 - LibraryThing

This story shows us that you don't always have to be big, strong, and brave to stand up for the ones you love. The King's daughter stood up to Mouldy, the mole, who was causing chaos all over their kingdom, and ended up saving everyone in the end. I would recommend this to 2nd grade or older. Read full review

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User Review  - LDobson - LibraryThing

The Mouldy, or mole, has destroyed the peace in the great garden of the world. After a failed attempt to stop the Mouldy by the Soldiers of the Thistle, the princess Talitha decides to take matters into her own hands. Appropriate for grades 2-4. Read full review

About the author (1983)

Nicola Bayley is one of England's best loved artists. She has illustrated many acclaimed picture books for children, including THE BIG SNUGGLE-UP and THE JUNGLE BOOK. She lives in London.

William Mayne was born on March 16, 1928. Before dropping out of school at 17, he was a chorister at Canterbury Cathedral from 1937 until 1942. He wrote more than 100 books during his lifetime and is best known for his Choir School quartet comprising of A Swarm in May, Choristers' Cake, Cathedral Wednesday and Words and Music, and his Earthfasts trilogy comprising of Earthfasts, Cradlefasts and Candlefasts. He won numerous awards including the Carnegie Medal in 1957 for A Grass Rope, the Guardian Award in 1993 for Low Tide, and the Kurt Maschler prize in 1997 for Lady Muck. He also wrote under the pseudonyms Martin Cobalt, Dynely James and Charles Molin. In 2004, he was convicted of 11 charges of sexual abuse with young girls and was sentenced to two and a half years in prison and placed on the sex offenders' register for life. His books were largely removed from shelves from 2004 onwards, but he continued to write. He died on March 24, 2010 at the age of 82.

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