Winnie's Magic Wand by Valerie Thomas
  

Winnie's Magic Wand

Written by Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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When disaster strikes Winnie’s wand, Wilbur the cat comes up trumps or does he?

If you enjoyed this then check out the other titles in the fantastic Winnie the Witch series: Winnie the Witch, Winnie's New Computer, Winnie Flies Again, Winnie's Magic Wand, Winnie in Winter, and Whizz Bang Winnie.

Synopsis

Winnie's Magic Wand by Valerie Thomas

Winnie, the Witch is getting ready for the Witches' Magic Show. She can't wait to show off her favourite spells with her magic wand. But when Winnie inadvertently puts her wand in the washing machine with her party dress, it comes out crumpled, soggy, and certainly not in working order! How is Winnie going to wow her friends at the show? Perhaps Wilbur has just the thing to bring a little magic into her act?

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Paul's artwork is as dynamic and arresting as ever. His comic touch is perfectly judged, stretching the simple story within reach of a wide age group. The Guardian, Amazing Stories Supplement

About the Author

Valerie Thomas

Valerie Thomas was born in Melbourne, Australia, and has lived there for most of her life, apart from six years spent in Europe, where she worked in England, France and Norway. She is a teacher, and has taught in primary, secondary, and special schools in Australia and England as well as lecturing in English Teaching Method in a Teachers' College in Melbourne.

For many years she worked as an educational researcher and curriculum consultant in the area of spelling, and has written extensively on the subject. Her other main interest is travel. She has travelled to most corners of the world, and has written about her travels: the first piece of writing she had published was an account of her experience picking grapes for the champagne harvest in France. She is now trying to organise her life so that she never has to experience another Winter.

In 1987 her phenomenally successful children’s book Winnie the Witch, illustrated by Korky Paul, was published by Oxford University Press and won the Children’s Book of the Year Award. She used to live with a big black cat exactly like Wilbur.

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Book Info

Format

Mixed media product
Contains Paperback and CD-Audio (Audiobook)
32 pages

Author

Valerie Thomas
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Author's Website

www.winnie-the-witch.com/

Publisher


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Publication date

3rd August 2006

ISBN

9780192726681

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