Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage by Kaye Umansky

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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!  
 

About Kaye Umansky

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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 super-power. 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!"
 
Published August 18, 2009 by Roaring Brook Press. 316 pages
Genres: Science Fiction & Fantasy, Action & Adventure, Children's Books, Humor & Entertainment, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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A stalwart young girl discovers the secrets of a benign witch's bungalow in this charming middle-grade fantasy.

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Resourceful Clover, her witchy (but benevolent) employer Mrs. Eckles, Clover’s clumsy friend Wilf and, of course, Mrs. Eckles’ sister, the evil Mesmeranza, are all back for another low-key adventure (Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage, 2009).

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Mrs. Eckles’s slinky evil sister Mesmeranza has been trying for years to steal Mrs. Eckles’s cottage.

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She doesn't talk down to her readers, but the story and vocabulary are very accessible, with a scattering of illustrations too to help the story along.

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And as long as she can manage to suppress her concerns (Mrs Eckles is probably a witch, the gate to the cottage rudely talks back to visitors, and the cottage itself can, um, fly), that's where she plans to stay for the foreseeable future.

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After piloting a magical flying cottage and mediating a decades-old dispute between her witchy employer, Mrs. Eckles, and Mrs. Eckles' even witchier sister, Mesmeranza (in Clover Twig and the Magical Flying Cottage, BCCB 10/09), ever-sensible eleven-year-old Clover Twig was hoping she'd have a bi...

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