The Wickedest Witch in the World
Written by Kaye Umansky
Illustrated by Gerald Kelley
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Interest Age 8-12 Reading Age 8+ This wonderfully witchy story from best-selling author Kaye Umansky gives a new gloss to the story of Hansel and Gretel. This time, it is told by the witch herself.Having just won the Wickedest Witch Contest, Maggit reveals the scheme she came up with to win the first prize. Building a house of sweets was the no-brainer at the heart of her kidnapping plan but she hadn’t banked on the feisty natures of Hansel and Gretel! Maggit’s story is suitably unworldly – as one might expect from a witch!
Mairi Kidd, Barrington Stoke MD says.....We’re delighted to publish Kaye’s hilarious spins on these two well-loved Grimm tales during the Grimms’ 250th anniversary year. Humour is a brilliant way to hook kids into books, and both of these reboots are laugh-out-loud funny.'
Click here to visit the book page of Kaye Umansky's other very funny fairy-ish tale...The Queen's Tale.
Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers of 8+
The Wickedest Witch in the World by Kaye Umansky
At last Old Maggit has won the Wickedest Witch Contest! She decorated her house with sweets and gingerbread to entire a brother and sister in, then locked one in the wood-shed, and made the other her slave. Well, that's what she put on the application form. The truth is a little - different!
Hilarious reworking of the Hansel and Gretel fairytale.
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Barrington Stoke Ltd
15th April 2013
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