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Come and join Esmeralda on her adventures in her first book...

The Little Witch 
Who Wanted
To Be Good

Welcome Readies!

The Story

The Little Witch Who Wanted To Be Good tells the story of a little witch called Esmeralda who lives with her aunts in the forest.

 

Rather than turning milk sour and casting spells however she wants to join the Readies and do good. The book with its colourful, quirky illustrations, humour and irony can be enjoyed with pleasure by all ages.   

The book is aimed for children aged 6-8 years. Is a great tool for education and contains a glossary of "Wonder Words" to encourage children to learn and expand their vocabulary. 

Be A Readie

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Do you want to be a Readie like Esmeralda and her friends in the story and do good?

 

You can begin now:

 

AT HOME

- make your mum a cup of tea when she is tired or help with the washing up

 

AT SCHOOL

- share your sweets in the playground or stick up for someone who is being bullied

 

IN THE COMMUNITY

- Run an errand for someone who is housebound or draw a card for someone who is sick

 

OR DO SOMETHING ELSE!

- Write and tell us about your good deeds and what you have done to make others happy and help start a movement of goodness and kindness in the community.

 

READIE STICKERS

If you contact us we can also supply special ladybird stickers, the symbol of the Readies, to keep a track of your good deeds. When you have reached a 100 then you are proper Readie! 

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Meet The Characters

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Esmeralda

Esmeralda is an orphaned witch who lives with her aunts. She doesn't want to do nasty spells but to be good and help people. She becomes a Readie.

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Aunt Agatha

Aunt Agatha is Esmeralda's older aunt. She is always grumbling and wishing that Esmeralda would show more interest in doing nasty spells.

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Clare and Angela

Clare and Angela are members of the local village Readies' troop. They become her friends and invite Esmeralda to become a Readie.

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Sam The Alligator

Sam, the alligator is Aunt Hepzibah's pet. He came from the Amazon and lives in the lily pond at the bottom of the garden.

Aunt Hepzibah

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Aunt Hepzibah is Esmeralda's younger aunt. She is a witch but very fashion conscious and a bit lazy.

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Sidney The Spider

Sidney the spider is Esmeralda's special pet who travels around everywhere with her in her pocket and likes to help her.

Neville The Magpie

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Neville the magpie is another resident of Cauldron Cottage. He likes shiny things and is likes to steal them.

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Philbert The Cat

Philbert is the aunt's cat who lives with them in cauldron cottage.

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Angus McPaw

Angus is Angela's dog, who is always hungry and likes going for walks.

Author

Illustrator

Kristina Cooper

Jessica Cooper

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Kristina is a journalist who edited Goodnews magazine for many years. She has been writing and telling stories since she was seven years old but this is her first children's book.

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Jessica who is Kristina's niece, is a British fashion designer, living and working in Sweden. She has always loved hearing the Little Witch Stories and felt inspired to illustrate the book.

 
 

Reviews

I think the book is wonderful and can’t wait to be able to give to my granddaughter Scarlet, I know she’ll love it.

Well done, very colourful, creative and magical.

Thanks

Rita

I loved the story about Esmeralda. I would like to read it 10 times again. I loved the story about the fund raising. I would like to have it at home. My best part was when they were helping to clean cars, vans and sell things

Anya

Class F3

The Manor Girls School Clapham

I think it was the best story I  ever heard! I absolutely loved it!

Laura

Class F3

The Manor Girls School Clapham

We love to hear how much our readers enjoy The Little Witch Who Wanted To Be Good.

 

Please do get in contact and tell us your "Readies" adventures or send us a review below

 

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