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Chapter Thirty-Eight: Lord Spittleworth Comes to Call

Ma Grunter is paid a visit by Lord Spittleworth in this chapter. He meets a little girl called Jane and she has a lot to say for herself! Click the icon to read the chapter. 


"'We get Orphanage Cakes. Do you know what those are, my lord?’

‘No,’ said Spittleworth, against his will. There was something about this girl… What was it?

‘They’re made of spoiled ingredients,’ said Daisy, her dark eyes boring into his. ‘Bad eggs, mouldy flour, scraps of things that have been in the cupboard too long… People haven’t got any other food to spare for us, so they mix up the things they don’t want and leave them on the front steps. Sometimes the Orphanage Cakes make the children sick, but they eat them anyway, because they’re so hungry.’"


Orphanage Cakes


What is the worst recipe you can think of for an Orphanage Cake? Daisy says they have bad eggs, mouldy flour and things that are out of date.


Create your own recipe for an orphanage cake and write the instructions for the chef. Remember, each instruction should start with a verb such as...








Share your recipe and drawing of your cake on the blog. 




How many times have you entered the competition so far?


This is your chance to become an illustrator when The Ickabog is published. If you are in Key Stage Two, your parents can submit your pictures to the competition. Here's what you need to draw from Chapters Thirty-Seven and Thirty-Eight.


The moon

Daisy in her lengthened overalls

Daisy and Lord Spittleworth

Cabbage soup

Orphanage cakes


Enter the competition by clicking the link below. Remember, you need an adult to send in your images and all images must be sent in by 17th July.