Witch for a Week (Elsie Pickles 1) by Kaye Umansky

Witch for a Week (Elsie Pickles 1) by Kaye Umansky (Author), Ashley King (Illustrator)

Paperback: 192 pages

Age Range: 7 – 9 years

Publisher: Simon & Schuster Children’s UK

A Bewitching tale, charmingly told and is certain to delight any witch in the making’ M.G, Leonard, award-winning author of Beetle Boy

‘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

 

When Elsie Pickles 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, a magical tower that has a mind of its own 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 finds out that looking after Magenta’s home might not be as easy as she first thought … does she have what it takes to be a witch for a week or will it all end in a magical disaster?

 

A new magical adventure from Kaye Umansky, the bestselling author of the spellbinding children’s classic Pongwiffy, brought to life with charming illustrations from rising star Ashley King!