GADZOOKS, a visitor?! I’ll just pop the kettle on and tell the monster from under-the-bed, Oswin, to come out from the stove, nevermind his grumbling … it’s always lovely to have guests!
Pull up a chair, ooh I wouldn’t sit on that green carpet bag though, let’s just move that to one side.
What do you fancy? I have some pepper tea? Good for colds. Oh, and aren’t you lucky, look what I found at the back of this cupboard, there’s a bag of dried hethal that I got from a
rather scary witch, erm, good friend! It does wonders for anxiety, also WORTS. Not that yours are very noticeable, um. Cough. I hadn’t even noticed that one on your … um, nevermind! I’ll just make this for us, okay?
Don’t mind the dragon on the branch outside … he won’t eat you. He’s told me that eating humans was ‘so five centuries ago’ …
Thanks for stopping by to my little corner of the internet where things can get a bit silly, and serious, depending on which way the tree house blows.
I am the author of STARFELL, a magical, middle-grade series about a young witch with the WORST magical power in her family: the ability to find lost things, like shoes, or socks or her neighbour’s wooden teeth. Which no one thinks is very special at all … least of all, Willow herself.
In the first book, WILLOW MOSS AND THE LOST DAY, Willow’s power, which everyone thinks is rather humdrum … just might be the thing needed to save the world! When the most fearsome witch in all of Starfell, Moreg Vaine shows up with the news that last Tuesday has gone missing! And Willow must find the day, to save the day!
“With whimsy, humor, danger, and surprising twists, Valente’s new series will be a surefire hit, leaving readers clamoring for the next in the series .” – School Library Journal
“Valente’s witty, glowing prose infuses the tale with both intrigue and warmth.” – Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books
Well, that was really NICE of them, wasn’t it?!
Oswin though, would like to offer a small critique, in his own words, muffled slightly through the fabric of a certain green hairy bag…
Oh well, you can’t please everyone. Another cup?
In book two (out APRIL 2020 in the UK, 2021 in the US) WILLOW MOSS AND THE FORGOTTEN TALE, Willow recently saved the world. The problem is, nobody can remember it – and, to make matters worse, her magical ability seems broken. Instead of finding lost things, objects keep disappearing against her will … which is especially troubling now that her friend Sometimes needs her help – he’s been kidnapped! Can Willow save Sometimes when her own powers are out of control?