Aunt Nasty is coming to stay. Claire and Toby don't know what to expect. You see, Aunt Nasty isn't like other aunties. Aunt Nasty is a witch!
A spooky and magical full colour edition of a classic story from the CARNEGIE-winning and HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD nominated author Margaret Mahy, with new full colour illustrations by Chris Mould.
The greatest compliment for any author is the simple selection of their book for the nightly ritual that is the bedtime story. For two months now, my six year old daughter has consistently chosen Aunt Nasty as her pre-slumber tale of choice ... Every. Single. Night.
She delights not only in the fantastical story and colourful illustrations, but also in the ease with which she has begun to be able to take over the act of reading the story - transforming from a passive listener to an active and confident reader.
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