Wildwitch (Paperback)

Wildfire: Wildwitch: Volume One

By Lene Kaaberbol, Charlotte Barslund (Translated by), Rohan Eason (Illustrator)

Pushkin Children's Books, 9781782690832, 160pp.

Publication Date: September 6, 2016

List Price: 9.99*
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From Lene Kaaberbøl, known as the Danish J.K. Rowling: Book one in the Wildwitch series, an acclaimed new children's fantasy series about a young girl who can communicate with and control the natural world.

Twelve-year-old Clara is an ordinary girl, so small and shy that her mum calls her Little Mouse. Then, one day, she meets a cat. A huge, strange, black cat, with glowing yellow eyes. And so begins her new life as a wildwitch.

Suddenly, Clara is plunged into a world of mystery and magic. With her Aunt Isa to guide her, she finds she can talk to animals and walk the mysterious Wildways. But then she is captured by the dreaded Chimera...

About the Author

Award winning and highly acclaimed writer of fantasy, Lene Kaaberbøl was born in 1960, grew up in the Danish countryside and had her first book published at the age of 15. Since then she has written more than 30 books for children and young adults. Lene's huge international breakthrough came with The Shamer Chronicles, which is published in more than 25 countries and has sold more than one million copies worldwide.

Praise For Wildwitch: Wildfire: Wildwitch: Volume One

"A stunning and wonderful short novel for kids!" — The Guardian

"[A] series of quick-fire fantasy novels." — Telegraph (UK)

"Fast-paced, lively, at times quite scary and thrilling, and still perfectly suitable even for young fantasy fans who may have just about grown out of Sibéal Pounder and Laura Ellen Anderson’s Witch Wars but are not quite read for Sally Green’s Half Bad." — School Librarian

"Lene Kaaberbøl chants her stories so that the reader is captured right from page 1." - Politiken (*****: five stars out of six)

"The reader will be wild for more." - Berlingske Tidende

"Quality fantasy that works!." - Jyllands-Posten

"A high-class cozy thrill of a read, made for putting your feet up and enjoying." - Berlingske

"One turns the pages, without noticing the time passing." - Weekendavisen