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A Julia Eccleshare Pick of the Month February 2020 | February 2020 Book of the Month
A spellbinding and warm-hearted sequel to A Pinch of Magic with the three Widdershins sisters Betty, Charlie and Fliss, now free from the curse that has held them prisoners on a remote island, back for a new thrilling adventure. This time the sisters have to deal with a mysterious stranger who comes with her own will-o’-the-wisp and a secret island which isn’t even on any map. And they have to find Charlie when she goes missing. As ever, the sisters are clever and brave and adept at managing the magic that surrounds them.
Julia Eccleshare's Picks for January 2020
Amelia Fang and the Naughty Caticorns by Laura Ellen Anderson
A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison
I Don't Like Books. Never. Ever. The End. by Emma Perry
Gnome by Fred Blunt
The Pirates are Coming by John Condon
Tales from Acorn Wood: The Little Library by Julia Donaldson
A missing sister, a secret island and ... a sprinkle of sorcery. The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters: Betty, Fliss and Charlie are free to leave the misty prison isle of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at the Poacher's Pocket with a pocketful of hagstones and accompanied by a will-o'-the-wisp, it seems another adventure has landed on their doorstep. And when Charlie goes missing, it's up to Betty and Fliss to journey through misty marches, past wisp catchers and on to a secret island that doesn't exist on any map...
In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title. You can click here to read the full reviews.
It has everything, pirates to witches, and more. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves adventure stories. Full review
This is a spellbinding, heartwarming book about three sisters; Fliss, Betty and Charlotte (or Charlie as she prefers to be called). Strange things start to happen when a girl called Willow appears in their garden and Charlie, who gets mistaken for Willow, is taken away by two fake policemen - Read on for amazing adventures Full review
If you are looking for a story of friendship and adventure you have come to the right place. Full review
Praise for A Pinch of Magic:
'BRILLIANT' Emma Carroll, author of Letters From The Lighthouse
'Simply phenomenal!' Sophie Anderson, author of The House With Chicken Legs
'I was utterly captivated by the Widdershins sisters' Lisa Thompson, author of The Goldfish Boy
'Gutsy and rude, full of warts-and-all family love, Harrison's latest has the wry enchantment of an E Nesbit classic' Guardian
'A fabulous magical adventure' Sunday Express
'Fantasy and adventure appear on every page of this spellbinding tale' Daily Mail
|Publication date:||6th February 2020|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Family / Home Stories, Fantasy / Magical, General Fiction|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Julia Eccleshare's Picks, Star Books|
Michelle Harrison is a full time author who lives in Essex. Her first novel, The Thirteen Treasures, won the Waterstones Children's Book Prize and is published in sixteen countries including the UK. It was followed by The Thirteen Curses and The Thirteen Secrets. Michelle has since written Unrest, a ghost story for older readers and One Wish, a prequel to the Thirteen Treasures books. The Other Alice is her sixth novel. Michelle's path to becoming a writer was inspired by stories told by her sisters as she was growing up, one of which was so vivid it prompted her ...More About Michelle Harrison