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The Witchling's Wish

Written by Lu Fraser

Illustrated by Sarah Massini

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The Witchling's Wish Review

Fantasy / Magical Featured Books for 5+ readers

A story about making friends weaves its magic

A lonely little witch casts a spell to magic up a friend. The final ingredient is furriness from a one-eyed teddy, and her crystal ball tells her there’s one at 14 Acorn Drive. Though she’s nervous about facing up to the teddy, off the Witchling sets. But to her surprise, there’s nothing scary about the teddy, or his little girl, just kindness. Could the spell have made her wish come true after all? Lu Fraser’s story is absolutely charming and Sarah Massini’s expressive illustrations are full of tenderness and subtlety. A dreamy story that perfectly describes something all children understand, the magic of friendship.  

Andrea Reece

The Witchling's Wish Synopsis

A magical, beautifully illustrated picture book about what it means to be a friend.

Little Witchling lives alone in her mountain top and more than anything else, she wishes for a friend. So, when her spell-book tells her that the secret ingredient is the fur from a little girl's favourite teddy, she knows what she must do. But the teddy belongs to Lilly, who can't bear to part with him. Will Little Witchling give up her dream of a real friend? Or just maybe, is there a way for her and Lilly to make the wish come true, together?

With a heartwarming rhyming text and breathtaking illustrations from Sarah Massini, this magical friendship story is perfect for little witches everywhere!

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ISBN: 9781408899953
Publication date: 16/09/2021
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9781408899953
Publication date: 16th September 2021
Author: Lu Fraser
Illustrator: Sarah Massini
Publisher: Bloomsbury Childrens Books an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
Format: Hardback
Pagination: 32 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers
Genres: Fantasy / Magical
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers
Collections: Scary Reads for Halloween!,

About Lu Fraser

Lu Fraser worked for many years in children's brand licensing before heading off to the country to start scribbling children's books in her wonky hut at the end of the garden. She is an incredibly exciting new picture book talent and The Viking Who Liked Icing is the first of four books contracted with Bloomsbury. Lu lives in Hampshire with her husband and young daughter.

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