The Goblin and the Empty Chair

By Fox, Mem

Publishers Summary:
In a time long past, in a land far away, a family has suffered an unspeakable loss.But a lonely goblin has been watching. And he knows what to do to help them heal.From internationally acclaimed picture book masters Mem Fox and Leo and Diane Dillon, here is a rich and moving original fairy tale about family, friendship, and the power compassion has to unite us all.

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ISBN
978-1-41698-585-3
Publisher
Beach Lane Simon


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School Library Journal

Reviewed on October 1, 2009

Gr 1-3 Frightened by his own reflection, a goblin lives alone, hidden away from the world. One day as he watches from a distance, he sees a farmer who is so overcome with grief that he is unable to finish his work. The next day he sees the farmer's wife and the following day his daughter, both unable to set aside their sorrow and complete their chores. For three nights, the goblin does the family's work, unaware that each member in this silent, sorrowful f...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

Horn Book Magazine

Reviewed on September 1, 2010

Helpful domestic fairies traditionally visit at night to secretly assist with farm and household work. The goblin in this tale seems to be of this ilk. Solitary and lonely, he encounters a family full of sorrow and stealthily helps the farmer with stump removal and the farmer's wife with garden chores. Things move into a more psychological realm when he sits overnight at the ...Log In or Sign Up to Read More

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