March 2015 Debut of the Month Witch Wars is the first in a charming new series: with the help of a fairy called Fran, nine year old Tiga Whicabim discovers there’s a world of witches, down below the sink pipes. Even more surprising is the news that Tiga is a witch herself (the clue is in her name for those good at anagrams), and lined up to take part in the nine-yearly Witch Wars to find the next Top Witch who will rule over all Sinkville. With crazy situations, a cast of irresistible characters, jokes, wordplay and just the right amount of dress and shopping detail this is an original and hugely enjoyable read. Laura Ellen Anderson’s illustrations match the text perfectly for flair and panache. ~ Andrea Reece
When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim's shed to tell her she's a witch, Tiga doesn't believe her. Or at least not until Fran points out that TIGA WHICABIM is actually an anagram of I AM A BIG WITCH and magics her away down the drainpipes to compete in Witch Wars - the competition to crown the next Top Witch of Ritzy City.
Filled with silly spells, delectable dresses, ridiculous riddles and a serious shoe problem, Witch Wars is a witch story like no other. Although if you enjoyed The Worst Witch, you'll love this too!
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Praise for Witch Wars:
“Fizzing with fun…The short chapters and delightfully imaginative black and white illustrations make it easily accessible for young readers.” – Daily Mail
“Fabulous fairies and fashion-forward witches battle it out in this lively read.” – Observer
“I couldn’t put it down” – Guardian Kids Reviews
“Completely bonkers fun, from the brilliant inventions…to the glitzy characters.” – Mumsnet
“Silly spells, delectable dresses, magical mishaps and ridiculous riddles, this is a witch story like no other – and it’s a blast! Laura Ellen Anderson’s illustrations absolutely fizz with energy.” – The Bookseller
“A completely fresh and fun take on witches, Witch Wars is for anyone who likes magic, adventure, fashion or a fabulous story.” – Booktrust
“a glitzy, witchy new series full of adventure and fun” – WRD Magazine
|Publication date:||12th March 2015|
|Illustrator:||Laura Ellen Anderson|
|Publisher:||Bloomsbury Publishing PLC|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Fantasy / Magical|
|Recommendations:||Debuts of the Month, eBooks|
|Other Categories:||Reviewed by Children|
A World Book Day Author 2019 Sibéal Pounder previously worked for the Financial Times, where she researched the How To Spend It section and wrote the For Goodness’ Sake column – interviewing everyone from Veronica Etro to Vivienne Westwood. As well as Bad Mermaids, she writes about fabulous witches and feisty fairies in Witch Wars, her first and much loved series for Bloomsbury. Witch Wars has sold over 50,000 copies and was shortlisted for the Waterstones Children’s Book Prize and the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award. author photo © Richard GrassieMore About Sibéal Pounder