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Rumblewick's Diary: My Unwilling Witch Skates on Thin Ice

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton

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Rumblewick Diaries, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, For National Curriculum Key Stage 2, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

Dear Diary,

This is my giant problem: being cat to a witch who doesn't want to be one. And as you will see from these diaries, it make my life a right BAG OF HEDGEHOGS. So all I can say is, if Haggy Aggy tries to make friends with YOU, send her straight back to This Side with a spider in her ear.

NOW Haggy Aggy's getting a skating instructor she can learn to dance on ice - even though it's wake-the-dead time and she should be Dancing On Graves!

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Hiawyn Oram

Hiawyn Oram grew up in South Africa. After graduating in English and Drama from the University of Kwa Zulu Natal, she worked as an advertising copywriter before becoming a full-time writer. She's written more than a 100 children's books starting with the old classic ANGRY ARTHUR Illustrated by Satoshi Kitamura, now an ebook by MEBOOKS. Her work has been published in more than 30 languages including Russian and Chinese, Turkish, Slovak and Polish and won or been short-listed for several awards. She also writes poetry, script and lyrics for musicals and has developed and written for animated TV. Dreamworks in the US have optioned her series starring Rumblewick, an overworked cat to a reluctant witch, as the inspiration for an animated movie. THE VACKEES, a musical for which she wrote the words, is regularly performed across the country and LAST TRAIN TO TOMORROW, about the rescue of 10,000 Jewish children from the holocaust, was performed by the Halle Orchestra, junior choir and actors to standing ovation. Her favourite children's book ever is THE SECRET GARDEN by F.H. Burnett and her vote for best children's movie goes to Disney's JUNGLE BOOK, narrowly pipping KUNG FU PANDA to the post. Hiawyn lives in London where, when not writing, she can be found inventing games for grandchildren and getting messy covering canvasses in paint.

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