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The Witch's Tears

Written by Jenny Nimmo

Illustrated by Paul Howard

The Witch's Tears Synopsis

Wonderfully spooky and atmospheric story for newly confident readers, by an award-winning author. A Collins Roaring Good Read for confident young readers. In a whirl of rainy weather, a strange woman appears on Theo and Dodie's doorstep making Theo very uneasy. His mother and little sister do not seem at all alarmed by her. Dodie loves Mrs Scarum's stories and her wild dancing. But Theo suspects there might be trouble affot, not helped by the fact that his father, usually as reliable as the clocks he repairs, has failed to return home. When Theo is told that you can tell a witch by her tears -- if they turn to crystal, she is definitely one. But Mrs Scarum is too happy, she will never cry, so Theo will never know and neither will the readers! all is left to the imagination in this beautifully written novel for confident young readers.

Book Information

ISBN: 9780007141623
Publication date: 5th August 2002
Author: Jenny Nimmo
Illustrator: Paul Howard
Publisher: HarperCollins Children's Books an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers
Format: Paperback / softback
Pagination: 96 pages

About Jenny Nimmo

Jenny Nimmo has been an actor, researcher, floor-manager and script editor for children's television. Her first book The Bronze Trumpeter was published in 1975. The Snow Spider won the Tir na N'Og award and the Smarties Grand Prix. Her most recent book , for older readers, is Milo's Wolves. Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire and now lives in Wales with her artist husband and three bi-lingual children.

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