Young Adult and Kids' Books
Being a Witch, and Other Things I Didn’t Ask For
‘A rollercoaster plot with gorgeous historical detail and fabulous characters…Magical.’ The Sun, London
Fourteen-year-old Raya has had enough of foster care. Dreaming of independence, she runs away to London. But her plan takes a sharp turn when she accidentally transports herself to 1645 England, in the midst of the Essex witch trials. And as luck would have it, Raya is a witch. With the help of her social worker/fellow witch, Bryony, and a sarcastic witch’s familiar, Oscar the cat, Raya narrowly escapes the noose – only to land in seventeenth-century Istanbul. There, life is more amazing than she ever dreamed. Can she stay? But at what cost?
Oswald, the Almost Famous Opossum
Available in the USA and the UK and wherever books are sold. When a goose hits their roof, the lives of Oswald, a fame-seeking opossum, and his best human friend, shy ten-year-old Joey, are turned upside down. Oswald’s numerous attempts at stardom alienate all his friends, human and animal, so he tries to atone with a big party.
But plans go awry when another animal falls into a pot of vegetarian chili, and Joey’s mother, Ann, is arrested for animal cruelty. For once, Oswald thinks of someone other than himself. He enlists three raucous raccoons and a sarcastic cat to make a video to prove Ann’s innocence. It goes viral, and Oswald gets an offer from Hollywood. But will fame make him happy, after all?
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