Glister: The Haunted Teapot by Andi Watson

Glister: The Haunted Teapot

Written by Andi Watson

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Magical chaos follows the arrival of a haunted teapot at Chilblain Hall. Glister Butterworth has her hands full as she tries to satisfy the many demands made by the unusual author who is resident in the teapot. With minimal text and maximum graphic style images this will be a hit amongst avid readers as well as more reluctant ones. Glister Butterworth also features in The House Hunt.


Glister: The Haunted Teapot by Andi Watson

Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. Occasionally, the strange things begin with a knock at the door... or sometimes a nice cup of tea. When a very rare teapot arrives on the Butterworth's doorstep (with no name, and no address) Glister and her father raise a slight eyebrow, but waste no time putting the kettle on.


* Throwing in trolls, witches, magic beans, and a battle swine named Gullinbursti, Andi constantly surprises young and old with his fresh take on fairytale fantasies. Paul Gravett

About the Author

Andi Watson

Andi Watson - as a child:

I was born and raised in Kippax, a small town in Yorkshire. I spent half my life climbing trees, splashing in the stream, riding bikes in the woods and playing soccer on the fields with my brother and friends and the other half watching TV shows, reading and drawing. I loved the reading and drawing, disappearing into other worlds. I remember being on the edge of my seat as my teacher read the class The Weirdstone of Brisingamen in the soft corner at school. The books I remember are: When Hitler Stole Pink Rabbit, Stig of the Dump, The Machine Gunners, The Ghost of Thomas Kempe, Elidor, The Hobbit and The Sword in the Stone.

As an adult

I’d always drawn and enjoyed drawing, I love books and stories and illustration and eventually it dawned on me that the thing I did for fun, I might be able to do as a job. I studied graphic design/illustration at Liverpool Polytechnic. My main interest was in illustration but I rediscovered comics along the way and for my final project created my first comic. It managed to wrap all my interests up in one bundle, stories, drawing, logos, cover design and book design. I’d found a way to make my own worlds, tell my own stories.

As an artist

I work as an illustrator, cartoonist and occasional teacher. My favourite illustrations are in: The Serial Garden: The Complete Armitage Family Stories by Joan Aiken. I love those stories, so it was a real pleasure to illustrate them. I’ve written and drawn quite a few graphic novels in a variety of genres and for different age groups. My favourite comics are the Glister books because they’re a joy to make. The front room at home is “the studio” where I work. It’s full of books, stacked two deep on the shelves. I either need fewer books or more bookshelves. It’s also where both mine and my daughter’s bikes are parked. It looks like a bike shed/library. I mostly work from my “thinking chair” which is a very comfortable brown chair where I scribble onto paper or type into a laptop on my lap. I really should get around to finding another chair so I can also sit at my writing desk.

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80 pages
Interest Age: 9 years +


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Walker Books Ltd

Publication date

6th July 2009




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