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.

More books by this author

Other Formats

Book Info

Format

Paperback
32 pages
Interest Age: 3-5

Author

Ursula Jones
More books by Ursula Jones

Publisher

Publication date

20th November 2008

ISBN

9781408300725


I love Lovereading as it provides an honest opinion and showcases a range of fiction. Suited to both parents & kids alike, it’s a must-use.

Georgie Rowe – age 16

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

LoveReading4Kids is a modern and creative way of emphasising the value and importance of books in this digital age #booksforlife

Amrit Bunet – Teen

We love Lovereading4kids because they put books in front of us we wouldn’t otherwise have read. They make us more adventurous readers!

Emily Jacques

It is fantastic, you get to read lots of books and you always find something new and amazing in them.

Erica Motoc, age 7

I am so pleased to have signed my kids up as they are reading a much wider range of books and even choosing books out of their comfort zone.

Angela East

You give me age appropriate ideas of books I can read and buy for the children and find out what other children their age think of them too.

Katie Lonsdale

It’s so easy to find the right book for your child. Such an easy-to-use, yet in-depth website. 100% reliable.

Pippa, Jack, Liam & Matthew Wils
Lovereading

Lovereading 4 schools