Claire Barker is an author and illustrator. When she’s not busy doing this she spends her days wrestling sheep, battling through nettle patches and triumphantly catching rogue chickens. She used to live on narrow-boats but now lives with her delightful family on a small, untidy farm in deepest, darkest Devon. Claire is the author of middle grade animal fantasy fiction series ‘Knitbone Pepper’ and loves nothing more than losing herself in a good book.
The dreadful strangers moved in on a wild and windy Thursday. ‘Fudgenuts,’ cursed Picklewitch, adjusting her cracked binoculars to get a better view of the comings-and-goings. ‘This won’t do at all. I bet they haven’t even bought me any cake.’
Picklewitch is, quite literally, out of her tree. She has a nose for naughtiness, a taste for trouble and a weakness for cake. And unluckily for brainbox Jack – winner of the ‘Most Sensible Boy in School’ for the third year running – she’s about to choose him as her new best friend…
‘Bubbling with mischief and mayhem, hilarious heartwarming Picklewitch and Jack is a triumph in storytelling’ – Librarian, Jo Clarke
‘I absolutely adore Picklewitch and Jack. Readers will pick up a lot of information about nature in a fun way’ – Author, Michelle Harrison
‘(Claire Barker) has a real gift of making you laugh, making you think and leaving a lasting impression of wonderful characters and places.’ – Thoughts on Books