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- DescriptionMagic and mayhem abound in this brilliant 'first day at school' themed story - winner of the first ever Roald Dahl Funny Prize! It's Gemma's first day day school and she's scared, so the witch's children turn her into an ogre to give her courage. But school is place for an ogre, so what do you think the witch's children do next ...? Praise for The Witch's Children: 'This anything-can-happen tae is told with witty text and illustrations' - Guardian 'An exuberant fantasy ...executed with wonderful humour and penmanship.' - The Sunday Times
- Author BiographyUrsula Jones is the author of The Witch's Children, and The Witch's Children and the Queen, winner of the 2003 Nestle Gold Award, the Witch's Children go to School, winner of 2008 inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize. Ursula is an actress and author, and lives in France and London. Russell was born in Chichester, Sussex and bought up in Oxfordshire. At school he loved both drawing and sciences and once thought about becoming a zoologist. He has worked in a medical laboratory and as as postman, but his favourite job is being an artist! The thing he loves best is the chance to be creative and use his imagination to make characters come to life. He has illustrated many picture books and been shortlisted for the Nestle Award, the Mother Goose Award and the Blue Peter Book Awards, and won the 2008 inaugural Roald Dahl Funny Prize for the Witch's Children go to School.
- PrizesWinner of Roald Dahl Funny Prize: The Funniest Book for Children Aged Six and Under 2008.
- Author(s)Ursula Jones
- PublisherHachette Children's Group
- Date of Publication20/11/2008
- SubjectPicture Books
- Series TitleWitch's Children
- Series Part/Volume NumberNo. 3
- Place of PublicationLondon
- Country of PublicationUnited Kingdom
- ImprintOrchard Books
- Content Noteillustrations
- Weight222 g
- Width240 mm
- Height294 mm
- Spine4 mm
- Illustrator(s)Russell Ayto
- Educational LevelUK School Key Stage 1
- Interest Age3-5
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