Winnie's New Computer by Valerie Thomas

Winnie's New Computer

Written by Valerie Thomas
Illustrated by Korky Paul

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Put Winnie, her cat Wilbur together with her new computer and you know there’s going to be trouble, and there is…

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


Winnie's New Computer by Valerie Thomas

Winnie, the Witch is very pleased with her new computer. She decides to throw away her book of spells and her wand - from now on all her magic will be at the click of a mouse! When Wilbur tries to pounce on the mouse, things start to go wrong. Winnie wakes up to discover she has no cat...and no computer. She could really use a little magic, but just where is it going to come from? This is a hilarious Winnie story for the digital age!


A blend of farce and black comedy complements the wacky, anarchic artwork, it's an absolute must Raising More hilarious fun from our favourite, scatty witch with the usual detailed illustrations adding so much to the story. Fun for all ages and abilities Primary Times Kids will enjoy finding new detail in the illustrations on each reading FQ (Fathers

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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Publication date

2nd July 2009




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