The Wickedest Witch in the World by Kaye Umansky
  

The Wickedest Witch in the World

Written by Kaye Umansky
Illustrated by Gerald Kelley

9+ readers   Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly   11+ readers   

RRP £5.99

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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+

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Synopsis

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.

About the Author

Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a very successful writer for children, with her books ranging from picture books to novels.

Kaye Umansky trained as a teacher, only beginning to write after her daughter was born. Kaye is the much-loved author of the Pongwiffy books and lives in London where she writes in an office with stars on the ceiling.

Awards Kay has collected
Nottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The Year
TES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
72 pages

Author

Kaye Umansky
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Author's Website

kayeumansky.com/

Publisher

Barrington Stoke Ltd

Publication date

15th April 2013

ISBN

9781781122013

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