Matty’s father has ruled the Goblin Kingdom for many years and is a wise and fair king. Each year he holds a Grand Ball at the castle and invites every single goblin in the kingdom, so is very popular among the goblins.
Although she loves them dearly, the Goblin Queen is a little strict with her children, and is always telling Matty off for good behaviour. She worries constantly about her daughter and wishes Matty could be more like her other children.
Matty, the Goblin Princess isn’t like other goblins and is a terrible worry to her parents. She’s always being told to untidy her room, or in trouble for being on time for goblin school and, unbelievably, hates the taste of slug soup!
Because she’s so different, Matty has few friends and is a very lonely goblin.
Matty loves pretty things, her pet dragon and the forbidden colour, pink!
Matty’s cute baby pet dragon. He is very sweet, kind and completely loyal to the Goblin Princess. Like Matty, he’s unusual for a goblin pet, and is very clean and well behaved. Miss Grimwig, the dragon untrainer, failed him as a student because goblin pets should be willful and disobedient.
Nick-named Stinky by his loved ones, the prince is Matty’s annoying younger brother. He is a goblin through and through. Stinky is mischievous, scruffy and loves eating insects. He thinks that his older sister is weird and is always trying to get her in trouble.
The baby of the family, Princess Plop is Matty’s younger sister. She can’t speak properly yet and the only word she can say is “Plop!” which makes everybody laugh!
The much-loved castle cook. Her bug muffins are legendary and she also cooks a mean key slime pie. She’s very kind and has a soft spot for Matty, who she calls ‘my little rabbit dropping.’ Mrs Dollop has a horror of clean rooms and spends her time dirtying the castle. She even has a special machine for the job called The Dust Blower.
The castle gardener. He nurtures his wild patches of weeds and works tirelessly to ensure the castle gardens are not over-run by what he calls ‘pesky flowers’.
He was rescued from Mr Froggit's Frog Circus and is a very poor magician who hardly gets any of his magic spells right. He's very small standing only six milligobbles high, but is brave and a good loyal friend of the Goblin Princess.
Most goblins can’t see fairies and are terribly frightened of them, but Matty can, and knows that there is nothing to fear. Her three fairy friends live in an old oak tree in Raven Wood. Sensible Fern has to look after the two young fairies, Teasel and Tansy who are always getting into scrapes.