The Witch's Children Go to School by Ursula Jones
  

Synopsis

The Witch's Children Go to School by Ursula Jones

Magic and mayhem abound in this brilliant 'first day at school' themed story - winner of the first ever Roald Dahl Funny Prize! It's Gemma's first day day school and she's scared, so the witch's children turn her into an ogre to give her courage. But school is no place for an ogre, so what do you think the witch's children do next ...? Praise for The Witch's Children: 'This anything-can-happen tae is told with witty text and illustrations' - Guardian 'An exuberant fantasy ...executed with wonderful humour and penmanship.' - The Sunday Times

Reviews

Winner of the2008 Roald Dahl Funny prize (category: six and under) The Bookseller Zany, madcap romp of words and illustrations from unusual perspectives and angles. Lots of fun for young children and adults to share School Librarian Another wondrous book in the Witch's Children series Angels & Urchins Visual excitement at every turn Books For Keeps Exuberant and chaotic The Bookseller Mayhem abounds in this brilliant, magical tale Maternity & Infant An anarchic and colourful riot. Should be read by all kids starting their new school -- Charlie Higson Mail on Sunday A wild tale of magical mayhem featuring a crazy cast of fairytale characters Junior .. an anarchic and colourful riot Mail on Sunday

About the Author

Ursula Jones

Ursula Jones has had a long and successful career writing for children. In 2003 she won a gold Smartie Award and in 2008 she was awarded the inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize. She also trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art; she has a dual career as both a writer and an actress.

Ursula’s creativity was undoubtedly influenced by her unique childhood and early literary encounters. She lived in the house where Arthur Ransome spent his schooldays and where he set much of his well-known Swallows and Amazons series. She also met Beatrix Potter, at that time rather elderly and bad-tempered, who chided her sister for trespassing on her land. Frequently moving house, enjoying an abundance of physical freedom and a lack of parental guidance, Ursula grew up in the perfect environment for nurturing her imagination helping her to develop her own extraordinary gift for storytelling.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: 3-5

Author

Ursula Jones
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Publisher

Orchard Books an imprint of Hachette Children's Group

Publication date

20th November 2008

ISBN

9781408300725


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