Early Reader: The Witch Dog

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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.

  • Pub date: 28.10.14
  • RRP: $15.99
  • Format: Paperback / softback


Margaret Mahy

Margaret Mahy's many books - picture books, short stories, and fiction for teenagers as well as younger children - have been hugely successful all round the world and she was indisputably one of the most popular and successful 20th-century children's authors. She won the CARNEGIE MEDAL and many other awards, and was nominated for the HANS CHRISTIAN ANDERSEN AWARD. Margaret died in July 2012.

Sam Usher's debut picture book, CAN YOU SEE SASSOON?, was published in 2011. It was longlisted for the GREENAWAY MEDAL and shortlisted for the READ IT AGAIN! AWARD, the RED HOUSE CHILDREN'S BOOK AWARD and the WATERSTONE'S CHILDREN'S BOOK PRIZE. He lives in London. Visit his website at: http://www.samusher.com.

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