The Smeds and the Smoos

The Smeds and the Smoos

Illustrated by Axel Scheffler

The Smeds (who are red) never mix with the Smoos (who are blue). So when a young Smed and Smoo fall in love, their families strongly disapprove. But peace is restored and love conquers all.

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Julia says ...

Because this story is set in imaginary space I could have fun making up the names of all the different planets, like Lurglestrop and Klaboo. But I haven’t given a name to the planet where the Smeds and Smoos live. Perhaps you could think of one?

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