Do you believe in magic? Can you imagine a war between wizards, a rebellious ant called 4179003, or a time-travelling television? Can you imagine that poor old Mr Swimble could see a mysterious vacuum cleaner in the morning, and make cheese sandwiches and yellow elephants magically appear by the afternoon? Welcome to the wonderful world of Sir Terry Pratchett, and fourteen fantastically funny tales from the master storyteller. Bursting from these pages are food fights, pirates, bouncing rabbits and magical pigeons. And a witch riding a vacuum cleaner, of course. ‘One of the most consistently funny writers around’ Guardian
'Maria Lewis is a must-read' Buzzfeed 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember' One More Page Considering her status as the world's most powerful medium, Casper von Klitzing and her twin brother Baristan have lived a pretty normal life - until now. After a horrific incident in her home city of Berlin, orchestrated by the mysterious Oct, Casper is consumed with vengeance towards an enemy she doesn't understand. But the only other person ever to escape Oct was a witch - and so Casper is soon on her trail. But this witch does not want to be found. Diving headfirst into the supernaturally secretive world of spells, charms and covens, it's not long before Casper is crossing more than just the line between the living and the dead . . . Reinventing witches and ghosts with a much-needed feminist twist, this is an unmissable new read from one of the most exciting voices in fantasy: 'If you haven't heard about Maria Lewis you must have been living under a rock' Good Reading Magazine 'I can't wait to find out what happens next!' Keri Arthur 'Truly one of the best in the genre I have ever read.' Oscar-nominee Lexi Alexander (Green Street Hooligans, Punisher: War Zone, Arrow, Supergirl) 'Journalist Maria Lewis grabs the paranormal fiction genre by the scruff of its neck and gives it a shake' The West Australian 'An intriguing take on a classic monster with vibrant, modern characters.' Sci Fi Bulletin 'Pay attention urban fantasy fans - Maria Lewis is a name you'll want to remember.' One More Page
Read the adventure that started it all—Ruth Chew’s very first story! A Wednesday Witch’s magic is best on Wednesdays. On that day, she goes looking for trouble! And one Wednesday, Mary Jane hears a knock on her front door. A mysterious old lady with a skinny black cat has come to visit. It must be a witch! But what mischief is she up to? For decades, Ruth Chew’s classic chapter books full of everyday magic have enchanted early readers. Now that they are in print again, a new generation can fall under her spell and fall in love with reading.
The witch's slippery broomstick upset the witch cat so much that he hid it. But some of the magic had rubbed off on the old vacuum cleaner, and this proved to be a much more satisfactory form of transport.
After the wild time the gang had in "The Zeros and The Man Who Could Not Die," it's pretty understandable that the guys need a vacation. Where do they go? No, not the Jersey shore. What's better than the Jersey shore? Obviously the Delaware beaches (cue Delaware joke). Everything is hunky dory until the crew learns that children are disappearing, and a trail of breadcrumbs is leading towards a shadowy witches' coven that would rather conduct their business unnoticed. New friendships are forged, old ones are tested, and a few familiar scoundrels may just make an appearance before the Zeros figure out what's rotten in the state of Delaware…
Excerts from Reviews, Criticism, and Commentary on Books for Children and Young People
Author: Gale Group
Publisher: Gale Cengage
Category: Literary Criticism
Presents literary criticism on writers and illustrators for children and young adults. Critical essays are selected from leading sources, including published journals, magazines, books, monographs, reviews, and scholarly papers.