The Sticky Witch 4u2read by Hilary Mckay
  

The Sticky Witch 4u2read

Written by Hilary Mckay
Illustrated by Mike Phillips

7+ readers   9+ readers   Reluctant Readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   

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Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 7

In a nutshell: two children and their cat escape a sticky situation

Hilary McKay’s name on a book’s cover is a guarantee that you are in for a treat and The Sticky Witch is a delight. A thoroughly modern fairy tale it features parents reckless almost to the point of calamity, a mean old witch, magic frogs, a clever cat and that age-old conundrum of what to wish for if you’re only given three wishes. Oh, and there’s a pond made of treacle too, ‘beautiful. And awful’. Funny, surprising, original, it unfolds as smoothly as treacle dripping off a spoon, but much much faster. Delicious! ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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Synopsis

The Sticky Witch 4u2read by Hilary Mckay

Tom, Ellie and Whiskers the Cat have to go and live with witchy Aunt Tab when their parents set off on a raft around the world. But staying with Aunt Tab turns out to be worse than they first thought - everything in her house is covered with sticky treacle! Can Tom and Ellie escape, or are they stuck?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

Reviews

“Few writers, if indeed any, write as warmly and accurately about family life as Hilary McKay, or with such humour. Her books feel both utterly timeless, and utterly contemporary” – Books For Keeps

About the Author

Hilary Mckay

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread and was selected for the inaugural Booked up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal.. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her family.

You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this page.

Q & A with Hilary Mckay

What is your earliest childhood memory?
Watching steam trains with my grandfather. He died before I was two years
old, so that is a very early memory.

If you could be any animal, what would it be and why?
Well, who could turn down the gift of flight? Or travel without luggage? Or a
life spent following the sun? Without doubt, I would be a swallow. I realise this
means a lifetime of eating flies, but I think it would be worth it.


What is your dream holiday destination?
I would start at the Sangre de Cristo mountains in New Mexico and travel South
through Central America, along the coast to Peru, then down through Chile
across to the Falklands and on to Antarctica, which I would circumnavigate.
Then I would travel North to New Zealand where I would spend a long time
warming up and then across to Australia. I would spend quite a long time in
Sydney and go up into the Blue Mountains (I might go sapphire hunting there)
and then to the Great Barrier Reef (of course).
That would be far enough for me.

What is your morning routine?
Alas, I do not have a morning routine.


If you could have one special talent, what would it be?
Singing, undoubtedly. That would make me the happiest. But I have a friend
whose talent is languages and I envy that one very much.

Likes: Millions of things! Books, cats, honey, letters from readers (hint, hint), real music, apples, swimming in cold water, chocolate coated ginger biscuits, trees.

Dislikes: Putting things away, litter, loud TV, hot rooms, being told what to think.

3 words that best descibe me: Untidy, happy, hopeful!

A Secret that not many people know: I am a VERY slow reader!

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
64 pages
Interest Age: From 8 to 12 years

Author

Hilary Mckay
More books by Hilary Mckay

Author's Website

www.hilarymckay.co.uk/

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th November 2016

ISBN

9781781125991

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