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Ned and the Joybaloo

(2012)
A Picture Book by

 
 
Gorgeous, whimsicle illustrations accompany a moving story that teaches children the importance of cultivating imagination and finding their own joy

Ned is grumpy every day except for Friday, - that is the day when his Joybaloo comes to visit him. The Joybaloo is a magical creature that breathes paper roses and opens up Ned's mind to all the wonderful adventures life has to offer him if he only uses his imagination. All through the night they play the most wonderful games - they use laughter to propel themselves up past the stars and into the Joybaloo's playgrounds, where they swim in warm, fast streams and explore in the long grasses for hours on end. Then, unfortunately, it's finally time for the Joybaloo to go back to sleep. They make a promise to meet again every Friday until forever. But one day the Joybaloo disappears and Ned has no choice but to learn how to make his own joy. Can he learn to be happy on his own?

Genre: Children's Fiction

Used availability for Hiawyn Oram's Ned and the Joybaloo

Hardback Editions

1987 : UK Hardback
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Title: Ned and the Joybaloo
Author(s): Hiawyn Oram
ISBN: 0-86264-048-2 / 978-0-86264-048-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press Ltd
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December 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ned & the Joybaloo
Author(s): Hiawyn Oram, Satoshi Kitamura
ISBN: 0-685-31024-8 / 978-0-685-31024-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus Giroux
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April 1989 : USA Hardback
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Title: Ned and the Joybaloo
Author(s): Hiawyn Oram, Satoshi Kitamura
ISBN: 0-374-35501-0 / 978-0-374-35501-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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Paperback Editions

June 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ned And The Joybaloo
Author(s): Hiawyn Oram
ISBN: 1-84270-605-5 / 978-1-84270-605-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Andersen Press
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October 1984 : UK Paperback
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Title: Ned and the Joybaloo
Author(s): Hiawyn Oram, Satoshi Kitamura
ISBN: 0-09-936950-8 / 978-0-09-936950-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Red Fox
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April 1990 : USA Paperback
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Title: Ned and the Joybaloo
Author(s): Hiawyn Oram
ISBN: 0-374-45492-2 / 978-0-374-45492-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Farrar Straus & Giroux
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