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.
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.