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Reading age 8, interest age 9+. A brilliantly fun whimsical comedy featuring Tom, Ellie and their cat who are whisked off to stay with the dreaded aunt, aka The Sticky Witch. Readers of 9+ with a slightly younger reading age will laugh their socks off at the humour in this touching tale.
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A Dyslexia Friendly title.
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+
“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
|Publication date:||15th November 2016|
|Publisher:||Barrington Stoke Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Recommendations:||Reluctant Readers, Super-readable Dyslexia-friendly|
Hilary McKay won the Costa Children's Book Award for The Skylarks' War, the Guardian Fiction Prize for The Exiles, and the Smarties and the Whitbread Award for The Exiles in Love and Saffy's Angel respectively. Hilary McKay's Fairy Tales was her first book with Macmillan Children's Books and is a critically acclaimed collection of clever retellings. You can read her character Rose Casson's blog by clicking here - and Rose's tweets on the right hand side of this page. Q & A with Hilary McKayWhat is your earliest childhood memory?Watching steam trains with my grandfather. He died before I ...More About Hilary McKay