Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage (Hardcover)
Roaring Brook Press, 9781596435070, 304pp.
Publication Date: August 18, 2009
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When the sensible, reliable and always tidy Clover Twig goes to work for a messy witch, she discovers that the witch's cottage has quite a few secrets hiding inside of it.
About the Author
Kaye Umansky is the author of over 130 books for young readers. She lives in London with a nice husband (Mo) a nice daughter (Ella) and two crazy cats called Heathcliff and Jeremy. When asked about her inspiration for Clover Twig, she said: "I am really scared of heights, ever since getting stuck up a cliff as a kid. I can't even do step-ladders. But, funnily enough, I'd love to be able to fly! That would be my chosen super-power. When I was small, we used to go on long country walks, and the only way I could drag my aching little legs up the endless hills was to imagine that there was a flying carpet/horse with wings/wizard in an air balloon waiting for me around the next corner. I know I would be scared rigid in a flying cottage in real life, so I let my characters do it, which is the next best thing. Although even writing about it makes me feel air-sick!"
Praise For Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage…
“Fans of Roald Dahl or Eva Ibbotson may enjoy discovering the secret of the magical cottage along with Clover.” —School Library Journal
“A rambunctious plot, lashings of corny and delightful wordplay, and an original supporting cast contribute to the fun.” —The Horn Book