Benjy was, quite simply, never bad. In fact, he is the most unbearably good little boy it may ever be your misfortune to meet. He lived in a cozy little house with his dearest Mummy (and her diploma and cap and gown), Daddy (who spent his time playing cards in the back of the TV set), and Sid, the family airedale. He was never rude to his dear Mummy and always kissed his Daddy when he hurt him with building blocks. He played such nice, nice games that Sid moved out of the house into a box marked "refuse" in the backyard. All in all, the family was blissfully happy until a good fairy granted the ever-so-deserving little Benjy a wish. And the wish had some very unexpected results...

Benjy is a wickedly funny book about the pitfalls of being just too good, a ferocious and ferociously wonderful story for the most precocious child to the most proper parent to enjoy.

Genre: Children's Fiction

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Paperback Editions

June 1996 : USA Paperback
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Title: Benjy: A Ferocious Fairy Tale
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
ISBN: 0-87923-795-3 / 978-0-87923-795-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: David R. Godine, Publisher
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU   


Audio Editions

September 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Benjy: A Ferocious Fairy Tale
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
Publisher: Sportybooks
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September 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Benjy: A Ferocious Fairy Tale
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
Publisher: Sportybooks
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September 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Benjy: A Ferocious Fairy Tale
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
Publisher: Sportybooks
Availability: Amazon CA   


September 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Benjy: A Ferocious Fairy Tale
Author(s): Edwin O'Connor
Publisher: Sportybooks
Availability: Amazon UK