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Maeve Friel - Author

Books by Maeve Friel

The Lantern Moon

The Lantern Moon

Author: Maeve Friel Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/03/2010

Life is not easy for children in 1811. Annie Spears is a maid at Dinham house where Lucien Bonaparte is on parole. Her brother, William, makes silk top-hats for the mad hatter, while her little sister works as a glove-maker for the despicable Leonard Evans. They have not heard from their father since he was transported to Australia years ago. When a fire destroys the Spears home and William and Annie are accused of theft, they take to the hills with Sam, the chimney sweep, trying to make their way to the sea. But great danger and deceptions lie ahead ...

Tiger Lily a Heroine for All Seasons!

Tiger Lily a Heroine for All Seasons!

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Joelle Dreidemy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2009

It's autumn, it's blowing a gale and a stranger has appeared in the village who's rumoured to be looking at locations for a blockbuster film. Tiger is determined to do all that she can to turn The Middle of Nowhere into the perfect location, but then the stormy weather takes a turn for the worse and everyone is forced to leave their homes and seek refuge in the Old Jam Factory. As the storm rages, Tiger entertains the village with her version of 1001 Nights - the only problem is, she has just one night to tell all 1001 stories.

Tiger Lily: A Heroine with a Mission

Tiger Lily: A Heroine with a Mission

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Joelle Dreidemy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2008

It's August, there's a heatwave on, and Tiger Lily is feeling the pressure! Rosie, her three-legged greyhound, is running riot and chasing the peacocks from Hannibals' farm - and this time Mum has had enough: Rosie has to go! But, that's not all Tiger Lily has to worry about: Ermina, the Hannibals' new wild boar, and her piglets keep escaping and causing mayhem. The villagers are mounting a protest: can Tiger Lily save their bacon?

Tiger Lily: A Heroine in the Making

Tiger Lily: A Heroine in the Making

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Joelle Dreidemy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/09/2007

Tiger Lily is not just fond of reading, she's obsessed! Her head is full-to-bursting with stories of pirates, wonderlands, daring deeds and buried treasure...And now she's had one of her BIG ideas - she's going to become a heroine and roam the world in search of adventure! There's just one problem - Tiger Lily lives in The Middle of Nowhere where nothing EVER happens! How will she ever escape? The first in a fantastic, funny and heartwarming series about a girl with a huge imagination and some wonderfully BIG ideas!

Witch Switch

Witch Switch

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/06/2005

An enchanting new adventure for Jessica, everyone's favourite Witch-in-Training, and her teacher Miss Strega. Prrrrrrooom, Jessica purred, in a very pleased voice. I'm a cat. Jessica is learning the Witch Switch - how to magically change shape. But although being a cat can be great fun, it's also a tiny bit scary. What happens if a Witch Switch goes wrong! Meanwhile, what happens if an Ordinary Person finds out about the goings on at Miss Strega's shop?

Broomstick Battles

Broomstick Battles

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/11/2004

A fifth magical adventure about everyone's favourite witch-in-training. Witches and magic, spells and potions... there's so much to learn when you are a witch-in-training! The fifth adventure for ten-year-old Jessica, who is training to be a witch with the legendary Miss Strega. Jess discovers that flying wasn't always as simple as jumping on a broom and that, long ago, witches had to fight for the right to fly. To find out more, Jessica learns how to Spell Backwards, that is, to go back in time...

Brewing Up

Brewing Up

Author: Maeve Friel Illustrator: Nathan Reed Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/11/2003

Jessica and Miss Strega go off to source the Brewing ingredients, to the Market at the Very End of the Earth. The fourth title in this magical series. Jessica and Miss Strega are off on an expedition to restock Miss Strega's shop with Brewing Ingredients.They moon-vault up to the Milky Way, meeting a rather fat dragon on the way. When Jess Spells the dragon out of trouble, he tells her where she can get that elusive ingredientt Mandrake and also the name of a dentist who will supply Dragons' Teeth and Dragon Blood. They visit the Market at the Very End of the Earth, where they choose from the Pool of Lost Socks and buy some Rompadenti biscuits. They camp out in an orange orchard and Jess learns about the Modern Witch's Brewing Pyramid. Jess brews up a Shock Brew which makes Miss Strega and the familiars itch all night. But Miss Strega gets her own back on Jessica for the itchy brew, by giving her a Rompadenti biscuit with her name on... luckily Jess uses the Dragon's Blood to make the writing disappear, otherwise who knows what might have happened. The fourth title in this magical series, fizzing with fun and excitement.

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