The Witch's Children Go to School by Ursula Jones


The Witch's Children Go to School by Ursula Jones

Winner of the 2008 Roald Dahl Funny Prize! In this third electrifying title, the witch's children's friend, Gemma, is scared about her first day at school. So, the Little One turns her into an ogre to give her courage ...but ogres don't fit in at school. Never mind. The Little One has a solution - to turn the whle school into a storybook, which is a good place for an ogre. The trouble is, the witch's children are very good at doing spells but not so good at undoing them...who can help?


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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32 pages
Interest Age: 3-5


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Publication date

20th November 2008



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