A perfect potion of magic and mischief, the second book in the Diary of an Accidental Witch series is The Worst Witch meets Tom Gates.
Monday 1st November
There’s only fifty days until the Winter Solstice, the longest and witchiest night of the year. But before that there’s the Grand Tournament – the biggest and sportiest day in the witchy calendar! And I can’t wait!
Bea Black is all settled into her new life in Little Spellshire, a town with a magical secret. She’s made tonnes of friends at witch school, learned how to levitate frogs (just about) and been working hard on polishing up her broom skills. So when the Winter Solstice Grand Tournament rolls round, she’s ready to rise to the next challenge and fly high.
But then Ms Sparks decides that this year’s tournament will be a bit … er … different. That is, it won’t be an Extraordinary Grand Tournament at all, but rather a very ordinary sports day with Spellshire Academy! With magic firmly forbidden and rivalry reaching new heights, who will emerge victorious? And more importantly, will Bea’s friendship with her best non-witchy friend Ash survive the competition?
Honor and Perdita Cargill are a daughter/mother writing partnership and the authors of Waiting for Callback and Diary of an Accidental Witch. Originally from the Scottish Highlands, Perdita spent many years as a barrister before turning to writing fiction. Honor, having recently graduated from Oxford, is working on fiction and non-fiction writing projects as well as studying for a Masters at The Courtauld Institute. They both live in London.
Katie Saunders knew she wanted to be an illustrator when she had a picture published in Twinkie Magazine at the age of five. Katie worked as a teacher before becoming a full-time illustrator. She enjoys working with bright colours and experimenting with textures to create cute characters that children will love. Katie’s book, Touch and Explore: Little Frog, for Caterpillar Books was shortlisted for the 2012 Sheffield Children’s Book Award in the Baby Book Award section.
Honor and Perdita Cargill have firmly established themselves as two of the funniest and most magical writers of books for young readers and this is another spell-tacular read!… Bea Black and her misadventures make for a cracking introduction to all things magical school related, it is an absolute treat!
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