Goblin in the Bush
by Victor Kelleher
ill. by Stephen Michael King
intermediate chapter book
North Sydney, N.S.W. : Random House Australia, 2010
Gibblewort, the grouchy goblin, grows quite tired of the constant rainy weather in Ireland. His solution is to mail himself to the supposedly dry and sunny Australia. After a day and night of encountering strange and bizarre Australian creatures, he isn't so sure Ireland is such a bad place after all. This new-to-the-US intermediate chapter book series is filled with black and white illustrations that add an extra touch to these entertaining tales. First and second grade boys in particular will enjoy the antics of this rambunctious little Irish goblin.