Written by Melvin Burgess
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Carnegie-prize winning Melvin Burgess brings the past to life in this atmospheric story of witchcraft in seventeenth-century England. Haunted by terrible dreams Issy has to find out about her past and about her true nature. Brought up infused with the suspicions of the time about the crones called witches and the dubious magic they wrought, Issy has to step deep into their world to find out more – and to discover her own true nature and powers. Burgess paints a vivid picture of one girl's courage and honesty in a world steeped in superstition and prejudice.
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‘Vivid and atmospheric . . . Unforgettable stuff.' - The Guardian
‘Brutally honest . . . this remarkable historical novel erupts into life from the very first page’ - Financial Times
‘A writer of the highest quality with exceptional powers of insight’ - Sunday Times
‘If a children’s author like Burgess didn’t exist, we would most definitely have to invent him’ - The Guardian
‘A Dickens of the future.’ - Michael Rosen
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Andersen Press Ltd
2nd February 2012
Andersen Press Ltd is an imprint of Andersen Press
Andersen Press is one of the leading independent children’s publishers, publishing some of the biggest names in the world of children's books including the much-loved picture book characters the Little Princess and Elmer the patchwork elephant. Andersen Press is the home of many award-winning authors and illustrators including Melvin Burgess, Rebecca Stead, Satoshi Kitamura, Tony Ross, David McKee, Chris Judge and Jeanne Willis. Founded in 1976 by Klaus Flugge it won the Bologna Best Children’s Publisher prize in the European Category in 2016, the company’s 40th anniversary year.
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