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There once was a witch who lived in a broom cupboard. She was a wicked witch- and very grumpy too- as you might be if you had to live in a broom cupboard- and just the sort to use her magic to make you her prisoner for ever and ever. In fact- thats exactly what she threatened to do to Uncle Pierre- and if it wasnt for his friend Bashir- along with his magic fish and translating mouse- she would have succeeded! Elsewhere in this collection a giant loses his socks- a doll looks into the future and a potato falls in love with a sultan. In these tales- clever young people find nifty ways to overcome wicked witches- outwit their parents and save their friends. And theres a big dash of magic to help them on the way!Wonderful. Funny- tender and daft David AlmondProfoundly truthful and deliciously absurd TLS A gem Independent Pierre Gripari- the French-Greek author- dubbed a Martian in exile- was one the most successful writers for children in twentieth-century France and a prolific writer for both adults and children. The stories in The Witch in the Broom Cupboard & Other Tales are among his most famous. The Good Little Devil & Other Tales is also published by Pushkin Childrens Books.... Please click here to ask a question
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