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  • Published: New York : First Second Books, 2016.
  • Year Published: 2016
  • Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 28x22 cm.
  • Language: English
  • Format: Book

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  • 1626720819
  • 9781626720817


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Nobody likes a goblin

by Hatke, Ben.

There are currently 9 available

Where To Find It

Call number: E HAT

Westgate call number: Kids Book / Picture Books / Mythical Creatures / Miscellaneous

Available Copies: Downtown Youth PicBks, Pittsfield Youth PicBks, Traverwood Youth PicBks, Westgate Kids Books

Additional Details

Goblin, a cheerful little homebody, lives in a cosy, rat-infested dungeon, with his only friend, Skeleton. Every day, Goblin and Skeleton play with the treasure in their dungeon. But one day, a gang of "heroic" adventurers bursts in. These marauders trash the place, steal all the treasure, and make off with Skeleton-leaving Goblin all alone! It's up to Goblin to save the day. But first he's going to have to leave the dungeon and find out how the rest of the world feels about goblins."--Amazon.com.

Community Reviews

Great book

The story's simple and cute, but the illustrations are awesome!

Absolutely Delightful

This book is amazing and will enchant readers of all ages. The story is funny and heartwarming all on its own, and the illustrations are phenomenal. Hatke utilizes different layouts, too, inspired from comics, and the results are wonderful. This one is a keeper and has a nice, timeless quality about it.


This is a major favorite in our house. Five stars, for sure. It's got that perfect blend of silly, adventure, suspense, and best of all, a happy ending. The friendship of Goblin and Skeleton is great - the adventurers are great villains because they are interesting to study but not at all scary. It's amazing how invested you get in Goblin so quickly. The art is incredible - the detail, the creativity, the colors, the whole feel is just perfection. Ben Hatke is amazing.

Cute Story with Great Illustrations

A cute and simple story of a goblin and skeleton friendship. The illustrations are what really wow, though.

DnD fans will get a kick out of this adorable kids book

If you play DnD, Pathfinder, or other RPG games, you'll recognize the milieu immediately of Goblin and Skeleton's home cave/crisis. This adorable book for your kids gives a nod to your gameplay as well as your kid's storytelling sensibilities.

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