Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Garth Nix

Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron

Written by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Garth Nix

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A sizzling collection of witch tales from some of the best writers from around the world, this anthology looks at all kinds of witches – cruel, kind, funny, dour – and the paraphernalia of their profession. What all trusting readers will learn from this anthology is that you can never be quite sure where the next witch will come from or what they will be like! This anthology will delight and surprise while also preparing all to be on their guard.


Under My Hat: Tales from the Cauldron by Neil Gaiman, Holly Black, Garth Nix

A Stellar cast of acclaimed fantasy writers weave spellbinding tales that bring the world of witches to life. Boasting over 70 awards between them, including a Newbury Medal, five Hugo Awards and a Carnegie medal, authors including Neil Gaiman, Garth Nix and Holly Black delve into the realm of magic to explore all things witchy.


The quality of the writing is uniformly high ... and the range of themes and subjects is wide and highly imaginative. It's a perfect Halloween read but also an inspirational introduction to the wider world of fantasy writing - bridging the gap between children's and adult fiction. Daily Mail There's a witchy figure to suit everyone in this sparkling collection of short stories, but when you pick it up, expect the unexpected We Love This Book This collection contains stories about friendship, love and family, but, most importantly, they are all also about witches Recommended Reads, Children's Books Ireland The joy of this book is that each of the stories in it adds something new to our idea of what a witch might be... This is a varied, imaginative, and well-crafted collection ... and will appeal to all readers, not only those who already have a taste for the fantastic. Booktrust

About the Author

Editor Jonathan Strahan lives in Perth, Western Australia. He is an Aurealis Award winning editor, anthologist and book reviewer. Authors contributing to UNDER MY HAT come from all over the world - including the UK, US, Australia and Canada.

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432 pages
Interest Age: From 13


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4th October 2012




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