Witch Wars by Sibéal PounderWitch Wars by Sibéal Pounder

Witch Wars

bySibéal PounderIllustratorLaura Ellen Anderson

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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When Fran the Fabulous Fairy turns up in Tiga Whicabim's shed to tell her she's a witch, Tiga doesn't believe her. Or at least not until Fran points out that TIGA WHICABIM is actually an anagram of I AM A BIG WITCH . . . and takes Tiga through the drainpipes to compete in a challenge to crown the next Top Witch of Ritzy City. No one expects a witch from 'above the pipes' to be a serious contender, but soon Tiga and her new best friend, Peggy Pigwiggle, are at the head of the pack! Does one of them have what it takes to win?

There will be spells. There will be shrunken heads. But most of all, there will be serious shoe envy. Perfect for fans of Sarah Mlynowski's Whatever After series and filled with hilarious black-and-white illustrations, delectable dresses, and ridiculous riddles, Witch Wars is whimsical, magical fun!

Sibéal Pounder has written for publications including the Guardian, fashion-trend forecaster WGSN, Vogue.com, and the Financial Times, where she was the resident philanthropy columnist for the How to Spend It section for four years-interviewing everyone from Vivienne Westwood to Veronica Etro. Witch Wars is her debut novel, and its won...
Title:Witch WarsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 7.77 × 5.08 × 0.8 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Bloomsbury USALanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1681192969

ISBN - 13:9781681192963

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Editorial Reviews

"A colorful and unpredictable cast of characters. . . Silliness, riddles, puns, and many magical mishaps make this a great choice to help fill the elusive 'funny book' hole that exists in many collections." -School Library Journal"Debut author Pounder blends the particular, peculiar power of elimination competitions with the magic of fairies and witches, a winning combination. Anderson's b&w illustrations--part Edward Gorey, part fashion illustration--bring an appropriately eerie style to the story." -Publishers Weekly"Pounder's entertaining first novel is packed with silliness, suspense, magic, and a surprising final turn. Humorous gray-scale cartoons add to the appeal . . . . Promises good fun for middle-graders." -Booklist"Pounder's comic romp froths with eccentric characters and whimsical worldbuilding, while Anderson contributes abundant charming drawings . . . . A sweet little magical tale with at least one sequel on the way." -Kirkus Reviews"The wide-eyed figures of Anderson's multicultural cast have an energetic silliness that complements the bubbly humor of the text. Fans of Hale's Ever After High series . . . will find this to be an enchanting counterpart to those books." -BCCB