The Curse of the Toads by Rebecca Lisle

The Curse of the Toads

Written by Rebecca Lisle

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Reuben must run for his life when his grandmother is hanged as a witch. He too has the toad shaped birthmark which marks him out as a sorcerer and he knows his life will be in danger if anyone finds out.

How Reuben fares during his flight and is full of fast paced twists and turns with Reuben showing courage and fortitude as he finds his way towards a happy ending.


The Curse of the Toads by Rebecca Lisle

When Reuben's beloved grandmother is hanged as a witch, Reuben takes his possessions and runs from his village, for he has the toad-shaped birthmark, the sign of a sorceror, he will be next for the stake. Reuben sets out to find his one remaining cousin in a town far away, but he encounters the weasly Dr Flyte and his half-wit assistant Baggs.

About the Author

Rebecca Lisle

Rebecca Lisle was born in Leeds to two artists. Having studied Botany at Newcastle University she then completed a PGCE at Oxford. Rebecca lived in France, Manhattan, and England before becoming a 'proper' writer. Awarded a distinction for her MA in Creative Writing at Bath Spa, Rebecca is now married with three almost grown-up sons, who are the inspiration for many stories. When she is not writing Rebecca paints peculiar pictures of dogs.

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Hodder & Stoughton Childrens Division

Publication date

18th May 2006




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