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Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage

Kaye Umansky; Illustrated by Johanna Wright

Square Fish

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!  

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CLOVER TWIG and the Magical Cottage
Chapter OneWonted. Storng gril to cleen.Clover Twig stood at the garden gate, staring in at the Witch's cottage--and the cottage stared right back. The windows were like black eyes--small, dark, and sunken. Ivy drooped over them, like hooded eyelids.The gate was secured with a loop of old string. Clover pulled it free and gave a brisk push. The gateremained firmly closed. She pushed again. The gate said: "Take the hand off!"The voice came from deep within the bars. It sounded bossy, like a guard in a museum who has spotted you blowing your nose on a priceless
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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

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

  • Kaye Umansky; Illustrated by Johanna Wright

  • 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. But, funnily enough, I’d love to be able to fly! That would be my chosen superpower. 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!”

  • Johanna Wright
    Johanna Wright
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Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage

Kaye Umansky; Illustrated by Johanna Wright

USBBY Outstanding International Book
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