Winnie in Winter by Valerie Thomas

Winnie in Winter

Written by Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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Children will love to curl up in bed and read or listen to this perfect winter tale. Winnie and her cat Wilbur get up to yet more adventures that will have you laughing out loud not just at the words but at the brilliant illustrations too.

If you enjoyed this then check out the other titles in the fantastic Winnie the Witch series: Winnie the Witch, Winnie's New Computer, Winnie Flies Again, Winnie's Magic Wand, and Whizz Bang Winnie.


Winnie in Winter by Valerie Thomas

Winnie, the Witch is tired of winter. She's tired of shivering in the cold and looking out at her garden covered in snow. And Wilbur is tired of frozen fur and whiskers. So, Winnie uses a little magic to bring summer and sunshine to her house. But just as she settles down in her deckchair...hordes of people arrive. With the unruly crowd comes noise, and mess, and chaos. Maybe winter isn't so bad, after all?


Paul's artwork is as dynamic and arresting as ever. His comic touch is perfectly judged, stretching the simple story within reach of a wide age group. The Guardian, Amazing Stories Supplement

About the Author

Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived there for most of her life, apart from six years spent in Europe, where she worked in England, France and Norway. She is a teacher, and has taught in primary, secondary, and special schools in Australia and England as well as lecturing in English Teaching Method in a Teachers' College in Melbourne.

For many years she worked as an educational researcher and curriculum consultant in the area of spelling, and has written extensively on the subject. Her other main interest is travel. She has travelled to most corners of the world, and has written about her travels: the first piece of writing she had published was an account of her experience picking grapes for the champagne harvest in France. She is now trying to organise her life so that she never has to experience another Winter.

In 1987 her phenomenally successful children’s book Winnie the Witch, illustrated by Korky Paul, was published by Oxford University Press and won the Children’s Book of the Year Award. She used to live with a big black cat exactly like Wilbur.

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32 pages


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Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd August 2006




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