Winnie's Big Catch by Laura Owen

Winnie's Big Catch

Written by Laura Owen

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Easy to read, these four short stories give fresh insights into the life of the loveable if accident prone Winnie the Witch. From buying upholstered knickers to stop her getting bruised on her broomstick to trying to sell her unwanted possessions but ending up with as much as she started with, Winnie has unusual and wonderfully entertaining adventures.

A small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to read and review Mini Winnie which is the freader reviewsirst Winnie Young Fiction title. Here's a taster....'Each page of the book is crammed full of really cool jokes and Korky Paul’s illustrations are great, making me chuckle away for hours. It’s a fantastic book and I can’t wait to get hold of more of the series to see what Winnie gets up to.'....

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Winnie's Big Catch by Laura Owen

In four new stories, illustrated by Korky Paul, we find Winnie and Wilbur up to their usual mischief. Whether they are setting up at a car-boot sale, putting out to sea on a fishing trip, responding to a gap in the market for broomstick-friendly pants, or showing some team spirit on the football pitch, one thing is certain-nothing will go to plan!

About the Author

Pippa Goodhart (who also writes under the pen name of Laura Owen) comes from a background of selling children’s books, teaching, and children’s book publishing. She has been writing children’s books for about twenty years, with over eighty books published, ranging from a board book to novels for adults. You Choose, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, was winner of Mumsnet’s Best Book of the Year for Three to Four Year Olds and it has been picked again and again by Bookstart as one of their books to give three-year-olds, (and by the Booked Up scheme to be given to twelve year olds. Pippa also writes the Winnie the Witch young fiction range under the pen name of Laura Owen. As well as writing, Pippa does lots of school visits and also teaches a Writing for Children module at De Montfort University. Pippa is currently helping her architect husband to build a new house! She has lived in Leicester for twenty-five years.

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Oxford University Press

Publication date

6th August 2009




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