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Magical adventures, spellbinding storytelling
February 2021 Book of the Month
A Tangle of Spells is book three in Michelle Harrison’s series of stories about the Widdershins sisters and just as magical as the first two, which is really saying something. The three girls have moved to a new village and though it seems idyllic, beneath the surface something dark is lurking. When eldest sister Fliss falls under a strange enchantment, it’s up to Betty and Charlie to save her and in the process to break the spell that’s affecting the whole of Pendlewick too. The story crackles with magic and just the right level of spookiness and jeopardy. The three sisters are some of the liveliest, most individual and most appealing characters you’re likely to meet, and reading about them is like being part of the family. For readers who love fairytale fantasy and adventure, it doesn’t come better than this.
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A dangerous spell cast over an unsuspecting village. An enchanted painting locked in a hidden room. A desperate race against time to break the spell before it's too late... It should have been a fresh start for the Widdershins. Finally free from the misty gloom of Crowstone and beginning a new life.
But all is not as it seems in their postcard-pretty village. Their neighbours are acting strangely, and why do they flinch at the mere mention of magic? The Widdershins sisters have their own secret: a set of enchanted nesting dolls with the power to render their user invisible. The sisters must use their wits - and their magic - if they're to break the dark hold over the village, and save one of their own . . . but have they met their match this time?
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This novel has been a pleasure to read and a book that I could read over again with the same delight and satisfaction. Full review
A Tangle of Spells is the first book in the ’Pinch of Magic’ series that I have read but that didn’t seem to matter. I loved the way the author described everything, the descriptions made me feel like I was really there. You should read this book if you love a good adventure story and enjoy fairy stories. Full review
A Tangle of Spells is an action packed book, full of magic and wonder. Full review
‘Totally brilliant . . . with a killer twist that I didn’t see coming at all!’ Emma Carroll
Praise for A Sprinkle of Sorcery:
'Harrison's masterful series continues with great heart and excitement' Waterstones
'Harrison's fully imagined world has conviction, and the perils of the story are lightened by the warmth and spirit of its characters' The Sunday Times
‘An eerie adventure, sure to enchant readers’ Sophie Anderson
‘A spellbinding feast of fun’ Daily Mail
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
‘A spellbinding story, steeped in magic. I adored it.’ Abi Elphinstone
|Publication date:||4th February 2021|
|Publisher:||Simon & Schuster Childrens Books an imprint of Simon & Schuster Ltd|
|Suitable for:||7+ readers, 9+ readers|
|Genres:||Adventure Stories, Fantasy / Magical, Personal Social Health Economic|
|Recommendations:||Books of the Month, Reviewed by Children|
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
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