Reader Reviewed Wildwitch: Wildfire by Lene Kaarberbol
  

Wildwitch: Wildfire

Written by Lene Kaarberbol
Illustrated by Rohan Eason

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Classic fantasy adventure of the sort that Lene Kaaberbøl has created here fulfils our deep-rooted need for stories of heroism and bravery, of the underdog finding the strength to defeat enemies apparently much stronger. A strange encounter with a huge black cat changes Clara’s life and opens up a whole new world for her as a wildwitch. It isn’t easy and Clara resents her new obligations, until an encounter with evil forces her to reach inside herself and discover her real powers. It’s a thrilling story, well told, the action and Clara’s growing understanding of herself woven cleverly together. Young readers will be delighted to hear that there are more adventures to come for Clara. ~ Andrea Reece

Readers who enjoyed this story will also like The Letter for the King and Wolf Wilder, more classic stories of bravery and loyalty rewarded.

Daniel from Pushkin Press says "This enchanting story races along before you know it you are fully immersed in Lene Kaaberbol's stunningly original magical universe. But the author's greatest achievement with this series is that the considerable mystery, magic and wonder all come from the natural world around us. Wildwitch will both enthrall children and make them look at the animals around them in new light."

Reader Reviews

Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can read their full reviews by clicking here.

  • Traviss Chaytors, age 12 - 'I really enjoyed Wildwitch and it was such a good read that I had to read it all in one go!'
  • Jenna Welch, age 11 - 'This book is fantastic and I loved it. I loved it so much that I read it all in one go I could not put the book down.'
  • Brodie Greenslade, age 10 - 'Wildwitch: Wildfire is an exciting fantasy story in which a girl and some friendly creatures must fight the forces of evil. Hard to put down, I would definitely recommend it!'
  • William Longlands, age 12 - '9/10 A very good book.'
  • Sam Harper, age 11 - 'Magical, thrilling, suspenseful and gripping. Full of mystery, danger and adorable animals this is a truly amazing story.'

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Synopsis

Wildwitch: Wildfire by Lene Kaarberbol

The first in a series of magical adventures. From a highly acclaimed author whose books have sold more than a million copies around the world.

Clara is a normal 12-year-old girl, until a scary encounter with an unusually large black cat changes her life for ever. With the help of her Aunt Isa, she is introduced to her astounding true nature: as a Wildwitch, she can learn to communicate with animals, and harness the magical power of the natural world around her.

But before Clara can get to grips with her newfound abilities, she is confronted with a powerful enemy. Her experiences force her to grow up faster than she had expected, and she learns that, in the wild world, she will have to learn to fight as well as flee.

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'One of the freshest I've read in a long time... Eagerly awaited by my Carbonel-loving daughter' Bookseller

About the Author

Lene Kaarberbol

Award winning and highly acclaimed writer of fantasy, Lene was born in 1960, grew up in the Danish countryside and had her first book published at the age of 15. Since then she has written more than 30 books for children and young adults. Lene's huge international breakthrough came with The Shamer Chronicles, which is published in more than 25 countries selling over a million copies worldwide.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
192 pages

Author

Lene Kaarberbol
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Author's Website

www.kaaberboel.dk/uk-index....

Publisher

Pushkin Children's Books

Publication date

7th January 2016

ISBN

9781782690832

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Publisher Profile

Pushkin Children's Books is an imprint of Pushkin Children's Books

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Pushkin Children's Books was launched in 2013 to share tales from different languages and cultures with younger readers, and to open the door to the wide, colourful worlds these stories offer. From picture books and adventure stories to fairy tales and classics, and from fifty-year-old bestsellers to current huge successes abroad, the books on the Pushkin Childrens list reflect the very best stories from around the world, for our most discerning readers of all: children. Twitter @PushkinPress www.facebook.com/PushkinPress

Publisher's Website

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