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4.33  ·  Rating Details ·  61 Ratings  ·  9 Reviews
When Aunt Lily marries and moves to America, orphan Samantha is packed off to her Aunt Daisy, who has no time for children. Luckily, Samantha discovers a furry, blue-eyed creature living in the cellar: a bogwoppit, once believed to be extinct.
Paperback, 160 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Jane Nissen Books (first published December 31st 1978)
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The book feels a bit dated now, A child being left to find somewhere to live whilst her relatives move to America to live, school does nothing just accepts the change. How times have changed!

The Bogwoppit's are super cute and very naughty, some of their antics had my daughter chuckling. Mr Price the plumber was a real odd character, had a bit of a strange obsession with the drains.

The ending was good, a little bit of danger to finish of the story.
Jul 22, 2015 Kate rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Really fun story that isn't your typical plot. Samantha is wonderfully gutsy, but well mannered and sensible which I really liked. You didnt have to make excuses for her or pity her like other unwanted children in other stories of this type. Aunt Daisy Clandorris is a quirky villian and rather funny, which is also refreshing. I'm glad Puffin republished these lesser known children's stories, and with wonderful covers which is always a good thing.
Oct 05, 2012 Alex rated it it was amazing
I read this as a kid, and need to find a copy of it NOW. I need a refresher. Then I can write a better review. I JUST KNOW IT WAS AWESOME.
Jun 27, 2016 Julia rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
This is a book from my youth. I only remember bits of it, but enough that I wanted to reread it.

It is about an orphan girl whose guardian aunt was done with her and told her to go live with her antisocial aunt. The antisocial aunt lives in a mansion in a park, and absolutely does not want the girl staying there. The girl finds these strange creatures, Bogwoppits, living on the property. She discovers they were thought to be extinct, and is deeply horrified when her aunt, who considers them pests
Chris Dillon
Jan 03, 2015 Chris Dillon rated it really liked it
What a bizarre book from my childhood. I remember reading this in p7 when the school was throwing out books, and my teacher allowed the good kids to salvage some :) strange read. Worth reading once.
Oct 09, 2012 Audrey rated it it was amazing
I won't change my rating since it's based on how much I loved it as a child, but it took me more than half the book to figure out what it was that I saw in it when I read it over 20 years ago. It ended very strongly, though, and I would probably still give it four stars. Maybe 3.5...
Aug 12, 2012 Samantha rated it it was amazing
I loved this book. Humorous and a great read. Plus having the same name as the main character helped. Samantha not bogwoppit lol
Jan 25, 2008 Wheredidsofygo rated it liked it
Oh my life, this is my childhood! Making Bogwoppits in 2nd year primary school and accidentally sewing it to my skirt.
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Surely my favourite book from my childhood. I'll have to buy this for the kids.
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