Synopsis

There Was an Old Woman ... A Family Musical

There Was an Old Woman ... A Family Musical $12.99

David Wood

Published by Samuel French Ltd

Though Mother Shipton's shoe is crowded to its laces, she lives there happily with her brood of children, among them, Jack and Jill

Unfortunately, however, the shoe is actually the property of a Giant who lost it, and has been looking for it - with one bare foot - ever since

The Great Boon, a genial but not very efficient magician, tries to save Mother Shipton and family from the Giant by magically reducing the Giant to human size without also reducing the shoe, but he fails

But, after much muddled magic and fun adventures, the story does end happily - with a circus in which all the children participate!

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