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Witch for a Week

Written by Kaye Umansky

Illustrated by Ashley King

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LoveReading View on Witch for a Week

In a nutshell: one of our funniest writers works her magic  

From the creator of the much-loved Pongwiffy books comes a new series that mixes magic, friendship and comedy together, with an extra helping of charm. Young Elsie Pickles helps out in her family shop, in the dull little town of Smallbridge on the river Dribble. When the local witch arrives to advertise for a house sitter Elsie jumps at the chance and begins a week minding a magical tower and looking after the witch’s talking raven Corbett.  As Elsie settles in and gets to know the witch’s other friends and neighbours, she can’t help trying a little magic herself. Elsie, Corbett and their friends are wonderful characters and this is a lovely read; full of fun and adventure, comedy and excitement, it will keep children smiling from beginning to end. ~ Andrea Reece

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Witch for a Week Synopsis

When clever, unflappable Elsie offers to house-sit the mysterious home of local witch Magenta Sharp, she has no idea what she's getting herself into. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, and a book of instruction called Everything You Need to Know, what could possibly go wrong? With an assortment of weird and wonderful neighbours banging at the door and a box of volatile magical ingredients that must be used immediately, Elsie is forced to get experimental with magic!A brand new magical adventure from Kaye Umansky the bestselling author of Pongwiffy!

Witch for a Week Press Reviews

'A gorgeous story that bubbles with charm, wit and magic.'   Abi Elphinstone, author of The Dreamsnatcher

'Bursting with memorable characters, a huge sense of fun and a big dollop of honey, flowers and strawberry-scented magic!'        Joe Berger, author of Lyttle Lies and Hubble Bubble

'A sulky raven, a grubby dog and a common-sense heroine with a strong sense of customer service. This is a funny, magical treat!'        Holly Webb, author of Lost in the Snow 

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ISBN: 9781471160905
Publication date: 05/10/2017
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781471160905
Publication date: 5th October 2017
Author: Kaye Umansky
Illustrator: Ashley King
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 192 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers, 9+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Hallowe'en

About Kaye Umansky

Kaye Umansky is a truly funny writer. Her classic Pongwiffy series has been a bestseller since first publication and she has been writing for over 30 years. Kaye was born in Plymouth, Devon, and now lives in North London with her husband Mo and her cats. She writes full time in an office with stars on the ceiling.   Awards Kaye has collectedNottinghamshire Book Award 1993 for Pongwiffy and The Spell of The YearTES Junior Music Book Award 1999 for Three Rapping Rats

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