The Witch in the Broom Cupboard and Other Tales by Pierre Gripari, Fernando Rosado
  

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The Witch in the Broom Cupboard and Other Tales by Pierre Gripari, Fernando Rosado

There once was a witch who lived in a broom cupboard. She was a wicked witch, and very grumpy too, as you might be if you had to live in a broom cupboard, and just the sort to use her magic to make you her prisoner for ever and ever. In fact, that's exactly what she threatened to do to Uncle Pierre, and if it wasn't for his friend Bashir, along with his magic fish and translating mouse, she would have succeeded! Elsewhere in this collection a giant loses his socks, a doll looks into the future and a potato falls in love with a sultan. In these tales, clever young people find nifty ways to overcome wicked witches, outwit their parents and save their friends. And there's a big dash of magic to help them on the way! 'Wonderful. Funny, tender and daft' David Almond 'Profoundly truthful and deliciously absurd' TLS 'A gem' Independent Pierre Gripari, the French-Greek author, dubbed 'a Martian in exile', was one the most successful writers for children in twentieth-century France and a prolific writer for both adults and children. The stories in The Witch in the Broom Cupboard & Other Tales are among his most famous. The Good Little Devil & Other Tales is also published by Pushkin Children's Books.

Reviews

'A wonderful collection of stories for children ... Would easily give five stars. It is certainly a book to treasure and it will be firmly placed on the keeper shelf. -- Bookbabblers Immensely readable.... highly recommended to all parents looking for stories to read aloud to the family, to teachers [and] to young readers with a sense of humour. -- 5-star review, Books for Keeps These 13 stories show how clever youngsters overcome the traditional wicked characters with the help of a little bit of magic... refreshingly different... improbable but charming. -- Parents in Touch These stories are wonderfully bizarre; retaining the traditional charm of a fable there is often a strong moral core, devilishly decorated with warmth and humour. -- We Love Books A wonderful book. Funny, tender and daft. -- David Almond'

About the Author

Pierre Gripari, the French-Greek author, dubbed 'A Martian in exile', was one the most successful writers for children in twentieth-century France and a prolific writer for both adults and children. The stories in The Witch in the Broom Cupboard and Other Tales are among his most famous. The Good Little Devil and Other Tales is also published by Pushkin Children's Books.

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Book Info

Format

Paperback
144 pages

Author

Pierre Gripari, Fernando Rosado
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Publisher

Pushkin Children's Books

Publication date

15th January 2015

ISBN

9781782690665

Publisher Profile

Pushkin Children's Books is an imprint of Pushkin Children's Books

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Pushkin Children's Books was launched in 2013 to share tales from different languages and cultures with younger readers, and to open the door to the wide, colourful worlds these stories offer. From picture books and adventure stories to fairy tales and classics, and from fifty-year-old bestsellers to current huge successes abroad, the books on the Pushkin Childrens list reflect the very best stories from around the world, for our most discerning readers of all: children. Twitter @PushkinPress www.facebook.com/PushkinPress

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