Slow Magic by Pippa Goodhart


Slow Magic by Pippa Goodhart

When Grandpa offers to do slow magic, Polly can't wait to see the results. But slow magic takes time and lots of patience. First they must wait until Spring comes to plant the grass seeds. Grandpa invites Polly to help herd the sheep out to graze in the field, where they eat Polly's grass, which helps Polly's sheep grow a lovely little lamb and wool. As Autumn comes, Granny slow magics the wool into a jumper - first she dyes it, then she cards and spins it into wool to make a jumper for Polly. All the while, something else has been growing, too, and Polly is proud to be able to tell her new little sister all about slow magic when she is big enough to be patient.

About the Author

Pippa Goodhart

Pippa Goodhart completed a history degree and then trained as an infant teacher before taking on a job at Heffers Children’s Bookshop in Cambridge where she worked for five years, latterly as a manager. Moving to Leicester when she married, she began to work as a publisher’s reader and to teach, but began writing when her children were little.

Her first book was published in 1994 and over forty more have been published since then. She teaches writing to adults and works as a consultant.

She has three daughters and a husband who all help her writing by being critical when they are asked to be!

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48 pages
Interest Age: from 5 to 7


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Publication date

26th September 2002



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