Little Witches Bewitched

Little Witches Bewitched

by Rhiannon Lassiter
     
 

"Striking a nice balance between creepy happenings and gentle humour, the adventures of the Little Witches - involving a boy-ghost, a cat-boy, and a famous playwright - will appeal to fans of Diana Wynne Jones, Susan Cooper and Jill Murphy."

- Imogen Russell Williams

"I wish I'd read this back when I was a little witch-wannabee, trying to befriend every

Overview

"Striking a nice balance between creepy happenings and gentle humour, the adventures of the Little Witches - involving a boy-ghost, a cat-boy, and a famous playwright - will appeal to fans of Diana Wynne Jones, Susan Cooper and Jill Murphy."

- Imogen Russell Williams

"I wish I'd read this back when I was a little witch-wannabee, trying to befriend every black cat I saw. "

- Frances Hardinge

The Little Witches stories are magical adventures intended for the 8-12 age-group but with appeal for readers of any age.

In the first story, Little Witches and the Trick-or-Treat-Trick, the heroines meet each other for the first time on Halloween. Dulcie's au pair is a fashion student who has dressed her up as a modern witch - "occult casual" she calls it. Verity has lost the battle with her sisters for first choice from the dressing up box and ended up with pirate boots and a witches hat and broom. While out trick-or-treating they accidentally annoy a mysterious old woman who casts a spell on them Dulcie and Verity gain magic powers for real. In Little Witches and the Wandering Shop they work together to find a way to reverse the spell.

There are three more Little Witches stories in this collection. Little Witches and the Family Ghost is a ghost story which takes place in Dulcie's grandfather's stately home. Little Witches and the Cat Burglar is a crime story in which they meet a strange black cat. Little Witches Back in Time is a time-travel adventure in which they meet Shakespeare.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781493661145
Publisher:
CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date:
11/23/2013
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
5.06(w) x 7.81(h) x 0.34(d)

Meet the Author

Rhiannon Lassiter is an author of science fiction, fantasy, contemporary, 'realist magicism', psychological horror and thriller novels for juniors, teenagers and young adults.

She was born in 1977 and is the eldest daughter of award-winning children's author Mary Hoffman.

Rhiannon's first novel, Hex, was accepted for publication when she was nineteen years old. She completed the book and a sequel while at university reading English Literature at Corpus Christi College, Oxford.

Hex was published in more than ten countries and widely reviewed. Philip Pullman described it as having "considerable narrative authority and a real flair for atmosphere".

Rhiannon has published eleven further novels, a non-fiction book about the supernatural and co-edited an anti-war anthology of poetry and prose: Lines in the Sand. Her psychological horror novel, Bad Blood, was nominated for six awards: including the Guardian Prize and the BookTrust Prize.

Rhiannon was a judge for the Arthur C. Clarke award in 2009 and 2010. She has also spoken on panel discussions on subjects from ranging from Marxism in science fiction to place and space in children's fiction at various academic and literary conferences. She has written reviews for Armadillo, Strange Horizons and other publications.

Her favourite authors include Ursula LeGuin, Margaret Mahy and Octavia Butler. Her own novels explore themes of identity, change and becoming.

Rhiannon lives and works in Oxford in the United Kingdom. Her ambition is to be the first writer-in-residence on the Moon.

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