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The Sticky Witch 4u2read

Written by Hilary McKay

Illustrated by Mike Phillips

Featured Books for 7+ readers Featured Books for 9+ readers General Fiction

LoveReading View on The Sticky Witch 4u2read

Interest Age 8+ Reading Age 7 

In a nutshell: two children and their cat escape a sticky situation  

Hilary McKay’s name on a book’s cover is a guarantee that you are in for a treat and The Sticky Witch is a delight. A thoroughly modern fairy tale it features parents reckless almost to the point of calamity, a mean old witch, magic frogs, a clever cat and that age-old conundrum of what to wish for if you’re only given three wishes. Oh, and there’s a pond made of treacle too, ‘beautiful. And awful’. Funny, surprising, original, it unfolds as smoothly as treacle dripping off a spoon, but much much faster. Delicious! ~ Andrea Reece

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

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The Sticky Witch 4u2read Synopsis

Tom, Ellie and Whiskers the Cat have to go and live with witchy Aunt Tab when their parents set off on a raft around the world. But staying with Aunt Tab turns out to be worse than they first thought - everything in her house is covered with sticky treacle! Can Tom and Ellie escape, or are they stuck?

Particularly suitable for struggling, reluctant and dyslexic readers aged 8+

The Sticky Witch 4u2read Press Reviews

“Few writers, if indeed any, write as warmly and accurately about family life as Hilary McKay, or with such humour. Her books feel both utterly timeless, and utterly contemporary” – Books For Keeps

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ISBN: 9781781125991
Publication date: 15/11/2016
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781781125991
Publication date: 15th November 2016
Author: Hilary McKay
Illustrator: Mike Phillips
Publisher: Barrington Stoke Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 64 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers, Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly

About Hilary McKay

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children's Award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved similar recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize and Saffy's Angel won the Whitbread and was selected for the inaugural Booked up list. Most recently, the acclaimed Binny for Short was longlisted for the 2014 Carnegie Medal.. A graduate of Botany and Zoology from St Andrews University, Hilary now writes full-time. She lives in Derbyshire with her family. You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this ...

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