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A Sprinkle of Sorcery by Michelle Harrison

A Sprinkle of Sorcery

Michelle Harrison

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2 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd
Publication date: 6 Feb 2020
ISBN: 9781471183867

The eagerly anticipated sequel to A Pinch of Magic, the runaway bestseller from Michelle Harrison

  • The BooksellerEditor's Choice
4 stars out of 5
Fiona Noble
15 Nov 2019

"A Pinch of Magic is one of the bestselling middle-grade books of 2019 and, based on the extract I've seen, the sequel promises to be just as spellbinding"

The family curse has been lifted and the Widdershins sisters are finally free to leave the prison island of Crowstone. But when a mysterious girl arrives at The Poacher's Pocket, armed only with hagstones and a will-o'-the-wisp, another adventure beckons. Harrison's A Pinch of Magic is one of the bestselling middle-grade books of 2019 and, based on the extract I've seen, the sequel promises to be just as spellbinding. Another gorgeous stand-out jacket illustrated by Melissa Castrillon, too.

Reviews

  • The Sunday TimesChildren's Book of the Week
4 stars out of 5
Nicolette Jones
2 Feb 2020

"Harrison’s fully imagined world has conviction, and the perils of this story are lightened by the warmthand spirit of its characters"

An unexpected intruder who needs help, the abduction of Granny and Charlie by mysterious strangers, and a magical map lead to an adventure by sea, guided by an old-fashioned fairy tale. It involves a fearsome female pirate, a one-eyed witch and an orphan boy, and requires courage and a belief that you have to do what’s right, however terrifying it is. Harrison’s fully imagined world has conviction, and the perils of this story are lightened by the warmthand spirit of its characters.