Goldie at the Orphanage introduces a new hero for children aged 5-8. Shipwrecked as a baby, Goldie goes to live in an orphanage where her golden hair gets her into trouble. Then a new girl called Lotta arrives and Goldie starts to have more fun, until the time comes for them to be auctioned off to the highest bidder. What will happen to the two friends? The lively illustrations, reminiscent of Shirley Hughes, bring out the warmth and vivacity of Goldie. This story is sure to enchant.
Martha Sandwall-Bergstrom was born in Smaland, Sweden, in 1913 and died in 2000. Published in Swedish as Kulla-Gulla, the Goldie books are based on Martha Sandwall-Bergstrom's own experiences of growing up in a poor area. Her books have sold over four million copies world-wide and have been translated into twelve languages.