Spooky Winnie by Laura Owen
  

Spooky Winnie

Written by Laura Owen

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The best-selling and ever popular witch Winnie and her cat Wilbur star in the four laugh-out-loud stories in this collection. When things go wrong with the washing machine Winnie tries to create a time machine to solve all her problems. As ever with Winnie, nothing goes quite according to plan! Similar disasters befall her when she tries to tame her wand and when she tries to add something special to Halloween!

A Piece of Passion from Helen Mortimer, commissioning editor for children’s books at Oxford University Press.

A big part of my job is looking after all the Winnie the Witch titles that we publish. What I love about Winnie is that she’s such good company. Her days are never, ever boring so if you want to add some sparkle to yours, you just need to spend some time with Winnie and Wilbur. I’m not going to give too much away about the stories in Spooky Winnie but you may be wondering why Winnie is wrapped up in loo roll and Wilbur is draped in a ghost costume. Well, it all starts when Mrs Parmar delivers a party invitation to Winnie, at the end of October . . . that should give you a clue! As with all the books from the brilliant partnership of Laura Owen and Korky Paul, there are four fabulous stories in Spooky Winnie. When she’s not putting some magic into Halloween, you’ll find Winnie taking Wilbur and her giant next-door neighbour Jerry on a spot of prehistoric time travel, making Wilbur’s fur stand on end with some spine-tingling stories, and trying to tame a new wand that has a mind of its own.

The pages are packed with pictures – I think my favourite has to be the one where Korky Paul has drawn Wilbur with ‘eyes as big as mushrooms’ as Winnie tells him a spooky ghost story. And Winnie’s time machine is pretty awesome, too. Every page number even has its own Korky Paul doodle around it – there are all sorts of minibeasts with miniature contraptions to frame each number, and each one is a work of art!

So make your Halloween a happy one – with guaranteed giggles from everyone’s favourite witch!

Synopsis

Spooky Winnie by Laura Owen

Here's just the book to enjoy whenever you feel like adding a little spookiness to your life. Whether she's telling ghost stories, turning back time, battling with mischievous wands, or getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating, Winnie brings her very own brand of muddled-up magic to everything she does.

Fans who have grown up with Winnie, or those new to her charms, can enjoy her chaotic capers in this latest young fiction title, perfect for reading alone or for sharing at bedtime. Korky Paul's exuberant black line illustrations complement the humour, slapstick, and moments of real drama that run through each story. Pure magic!

In these four new stories, illustrated by Korky Paul, everyone's favourite witch feels a little bit spooky: telling ghost stories, turning back time, battling with mischievous wands, and getting ready for a night of trick-or-treating.

Download a super-spooky Winnie Activity Pack - full of fancy dress ideas for Halloween, a how-to-draw Winnie guide and a recipe for pumpkin soup! Click here!

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Oxford's Winnie the Witch young fiction ... is bound to be a winner The Bookseller

About the Author

Pippa Goodhart (who also writes under the pen name of Laura Owen) comes from a background of selling children’s books, teaching, and children’s book publishing. She has been writing children’s books for about twenty years, with over eighty books published, ranging from a board book to novels for adults. You Choose, illustrated by Nick Sharratt, was winner of Mumsnet’s Best Book of the Year for Three to Four Year Olds and it has been picked again and again by Bookstart as one of their books to give three-year-olds, (and by the Booked Up scheme to be given to twelve year olds. Pippa also writes the Winnie the Witch young fiction range under the pen name of Laura Owen. As well as writing, Pippa does lots of school visits and also teaches a Writing for Children module at De Montfort University. Pippa is currently helping her architect husband to build a new house! She has lived in Leicester for twenty-five years.

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Format

Paperback
96 pages

Author

Laura Owen
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Author's Website

www.winnie-the-witch.com/

Publisher

Oxford University Press

Publication date

3rd October 2013

ISBN

9780192733504

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