The pleasures of friendship shine through the pages. The delicate and detailed watercolours work with the text to evoke a strong sense of a particular environment and show resourceful children struggling with difficult lives.
Young readers will be hooked. “Goldie at the Orphanage” introduces a new hero for children aged 5-8. Shipwrecked as a baby, Goldie goes to live in an orphanage, where her golden hair gets her into trouble.
Then a new girl called Lotta arrives and Goldie starts to have more fun, until the time comes for them to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. What will happen to the two friends?
The lively illustrations, reminiscent of Shirley Hughes, bring out the warmth and vivacity of Goldie.
This story is sure to enchant.