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Early Reader: The Witch Dog

Margaret Mahy, Sam Usher

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Early Reader, For National Curriculum Key Stage 1, Interest age: from c 5 years, Fiction, General fiction (Children's / Teenage), Fantasy & magical realism (Children's / Teenage)

Brand-new full colour blue Early Reader edition of this charming witch story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD nominee author Margaret Mahy.

Early Readers are stepping stones from picture books to reading books. A blue Early Reader is perfect for sharing and reading together. A red Early Reader is the next step on your reading journey.

The Witch Dance is a special party. Every witch brings a cloak, a hat and a cat. But not Witch Rose. She is allergic to cats! Luckily for her, Nightshade, the perfect Witch Dog is on hand to help. But can Witch Rose and Nightshade convince the other witches that a Witch Dog really can be as good as any cat?

A brand-new full colour Early Reader edition of this charming story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD nominee author Margaret Mahy, with illustrations by Sam Usher.

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Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy (Author)
Margaret Mahy (1936-2012) is one of New Zealand's most celebrated children's writers. She is the author of more than 150 titles, which have been translated into many different languages and sold around the world. Appointed to the Order of New Zealand in 1993, Mahy also won many global prizes for children's writers, including the Carnegie Medal and the prestigious Hans Christian Andersen Award.

'It is in the nature of books, that they have the capacity to make you feel powerful about what you can alter and achieve in your life' - Margaret Mahy

Sarah Greig (Illustrator)
An award winning illustrator from Christchurch, New Zealand. Sarah graduated from Canterbury University with a Fine Arts degree in 2001, then embarked on her big O.E. to Europe. Two years quickly turned into twelve after finding work as a shoe and graphic designer for an artisanal shoe brand in Antwerpen, Belgium. She moved back to her hometown of Christchurch in 2014 to start a new adventure...

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