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Filbert, the Good Little Fiend

Hiawyn Oram, Jimmy Liao (Illustrator)


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A little fiend who’s too good for his own good befriends an angel who is too naughty—and together they concoct a clever plan.

Daddy and Mommy Fiend want their little Filbert to be gruesome and ghastly, but he won’t trample or terrify, roar or holler. He’d much rather help an old lady with her bags or go bird-watching. What are they to do with him? When Filbert starts school, he quickly learns that good behavior isn’t tolerated in class, and he is banished outside until he can act like a proper little fiend. Suddenly a little angel appears, flying fast and furious until...bump! Could this naughty Angel-School dropout be just the friend Filbert needs? Could they find a way together to make everyone accept them as they are?

Praise For Filbert, the Good Little Fiend

Liao ably paints the contrasting settings in watercolor and gouache and lends further charm to Oram’s appealing characters.
—Kirkus Reviews

The text reads aloud smoothly... and the saturated hues are eye-catching. ... Amusing.
—School Library Journal

Candlewick, 9780763658700, 32pp.

Publication Date: July 9, 2013

About the Author

Hiawyn Oram has been writing children’s books for more than twenty years and is the author of more than sixty titles. A recipient of the Japanese Picture Book Award and the Prix du Livre Culturel, Hiawyn Oram lives in London.

Jimmy Liao is a best-selling, award-winning author-illustrator whose books with Candlewick include The World Champion of Staying Awake by Sean Taylor and The Monster Who Ate Darkness by Joyce Dunbar. Jimmy Liao lives in Taiwan.