The Apprentice Witch

The Apprentice Witch

Children's, New & Recommended, Age 9-12
Paperback Published on: 07/07/2016
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The Apprentice Witch
Filled with magic and mystery an unputdownable read!
Arianwyn is an apprentice witch and when she fails her witch assessment she is sent to a town which is notoriously quiet, however this is far from the case... READ MORE
Denise at Bromley
The Apprentice Witch
The first book in a spellbinding trilogy from Yorkshire based author James Nicol. I was completely bewitched by the story of Arianwyn failing her witch ass... READ MORE


 Studio Ghibli meets Diana Wynne Jones in the first spellbindingAPPRENTICE WITCH book!'Reminded me of the best of the Worst Witch books'ABI ELPHINSTONE'A charming tale of magic, bravery and friendship, reminiscentof Diana Wynne Jones.' GUARDIAN'The Apprentice Witch is entirelymore charming, adventurous, and full of heart than a book has anyright to be.' TRENTON LEE STEWART'A delightful, witty and vivid story' KIRAN MILLWOODHARGRAVEArianwyn fluffs her witch’s assessment. Awarded the dullbronze disc of an apprentice – to the glee of her arch-rival,Gimma – she’s sent to protect the remote, drearytown of Lull.But her new life is far from boring. Turns out Gimma is the pompousmayor’s favourite niece – and worse, she opensa magical rift in the nearby forest.As Arianwyn struggles with her spells, it’s soon clear there’smuch more than her pride at stake …A bewitching debut set in a world of domestic magic –a refreshingly small-world fantasy perfect for readers aged9 and up. A spellbinding read, tapping into important themes ofovercoming failure and building self-esteem.Filled with thrills, pesky magical conundrums, outlandishcreatures and an enchanted forest, yet retains its warm souland earthy charm!

  • Publisher: Chicken House Ltd
  • ISBN: 9781910655153
  • Number of pages: 352
  • Weight: 250g
  • Dimensions: 200 x 139 x 24 mm

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The Apprentice Witch
'The Apprentice Witch' has been on my radar for a while but I only wish someone had zapped with a spell orb to make me read it sooner. What a brilliantly e... READ MORE
Chris Soul UK
The Apprentice Witch
magic? spells? a village in need?
Really looking forward to seeing how our children's book group enjoy this read and of course meeting you in May! I have fond memories of the worst witch se... READ MORE
Fiona Sharp
The Apprentice Witch
Classic witchy adventure
A lovely tale, reminiscent at times of Bedknobs and Broomsticks, set in an alternative version of Britain in WW2, where witches protect the realm. Many of... READ MORE
Kate Swift