Kaye Umansky

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Writing about Witches with Kaye Umansky

About The Author:

Kaye Umansky’s classic Pongwiffy series has been a bestseller since first publication and she has been writing for over 30 years. Kaye was born in Plymouth, Devon, and now lives in North London with her husband Mo and her cats. A former teacher, she now writes full time in an office with stars on the ceiling.

About The Book:

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?

Praise for ‘Witch For A Week’:

‘A bewitching tale’ – M.G Leonard, author of ‘Beetle Boy’
‘A gorgeous story that bubbles with charm, wit and magic’ – Abi Elphinstone, author of ‘The Dreamsnatcher’ series and ‘Sky Song’
‘A funny, magical treat’ – Holly Webb, children’s author

Witch For A Week

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