The Pain and the Great One: Going Places

Judy Blume

Illustrated by Kate Pankhurst

Ages 5 to 9
12 May 2022
240 pages


The Pain and the Great One: Go Places is a fun bind-up of the third and fourth books in the hilarious series. In these heartwarming young-fiction stories, Judy Blume perfectly captures what it's like to grow up with a brother or a sister, with gorgeous illustrations by Kate Pankhurst.

Jake ('The Pain') and Abigail ('The Great One') may be brother and sister, but they don't always see eye to eye. Abigail thinks that Jake is a massive pain while Jake thinks that Abigail thinks she is sooo great.

In Go Places, Jake and Abigail find time to squabble while visiting family, enjoying a snow day, and even on holiday. But despite these little disagreements, this pair are always there for each other, sharing in the fun!

Going Places includes the third and fourth books in the series, Going, Going, Gone! and Friend or Fiend?. The first two books in the series are also available as bind-up, The Pain and the Great One: Wheelies!.