Winnie the Witch 25th Anniversary Edition by Valerie Thomas

Winnie the Witch 25th Anniversary Edition

Written by Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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Winnie the Witch is a modern classic in the world of picture books so why not celebrate 25 years of Winnie and her cat Wilbur with this special anniversary paperback edition of the very first one complete with stickers. So join Winnie, the funniest and most entertaining witch as she waves her magic wand with spectacular and colourful results.

There are a few signed copies (by author and illustrator) of the hardback of the 25th Anniversary edition of Winnie the Witch available but they won't be around for long. Click here to see if they're still in stock.

And, if your child is a Winnie fan don't forget to claim a free Winnie the Witch Party Pack! CLICK HERE to find out more (subject to availability).


Winnie the Witch 25th Anniversary Edition by Valerie Thomas

Meet Winnie who lives in a big black house in the forest. A house that she shares with her big black cat, Wilbur. And that, so the story goes, is how the trouble begins. Whenever Wilbur curls up on a black chair or the black carpet, Winnie either sits on him or takes a tumble. This has got to stop! So Winnie uses her magic wand to change Wilbur's colour. But this leads to a different kind of problem: poor Wilbur doesn't like his multi-coloured fur and climbs up a tree, feeling very sorry for himself. Then Winnie has a wonderful idea that will stop the accidents and keep Wilbur happy.


'vivid and wondrous' - The Sunday Times

'brimming with energy' - Practical Parenting

'highly satisfying' - Child Education

'perfectly judged' - The Guardian

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

12th July 2012




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