Author(s): Gillian Johnson
Frank the ogre has come to Monster Hospital with a tummy ache because he ate two nasty children for breakfast. Sylvie, Dylan, Carolyn and Tom - the naughtiest children in the school - are recruited by the mysterious Sister Winifred to be his doctors. The four not-exactly friends have to find out what's wrong with Frank without getting gobbled up or suffocating from the stupendous stink. After a trip in Frank's seven-mile boots and a confrontation with Frank's very grumpy mummy, they learn that their patient might not have been telling the whole truth about his tummy ache.
PUBLICATION MAY 2012
'Johnson's writing is witty and inventive ... This is a book full of fun' - Sunday Times Children's Book of the Week 20040815 'Thora is an irresistible new character ... storytelling at its best.' - Starred review, Publishing News 20040815 'Thora is a thoroughly modern heroine in a fantasy adventure story with a pleasantly old-fashioned feel to it ... Gillian Johnson's own illustrations add to the book's charm.' - Books for Keeps 20041101 'Wonderfully inventive and witty - the sort of book that gladdens the heart' - Children's Bookseller and Publisher, Austra 20041101
Gillian Johnson studied science and English at university. She's had lots of different jobs - working with Indian children in northern Canada, accompanying Inuit babies on small planes to their homes in remote communities, doing editorial cartoons for the university paper, teaching English to high school students. Eventually, she published a children's book and has been doing it ever since. She lives with her family and divides her time between Wiltshire and Tasmania.