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Rumblewick's Diary: My Unwilling Witch Starts a Girl Band

Hiawyn Oram, Sarah Warburton

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

A hilarious laugh-out-loud adventure, with wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout. One of eight books in the Rumblewick Diaries series.

Meet Rumblewick, HIGHLY QUALIFIED WITCH'S FAMILIAR to the MOST UNWILLING WITCH IN WITCHDOM. No wonder he uses every spare moment to scribble away in his diaries. It's the only way he keeps from going totally bats on a broomstick!

This hilarious laugh-out-loud adventure, packed with wonderfully wacky illustrations throughout, is one of eight books in the Rumblewick Diaries series, from award-winning author, Hiawyn Oram.

Now, in this particular book... Is HAGGY AGGY totally bats on a broomstick in a burning belfry or WHAT? She's only starting a GIRL BAND and I have to be in it even though it is as clear as new moonlight - I AM NOT A GIRL! HELP!

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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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