Flying Lessons (Witch-in-Training)

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9780007133413: Flying Lessons (Witch-in-Training)

The first in a new series of magical books for younger readers, by Irish author, Maeve Friel. Jessica thinks she is an ordinary ten-year-old girl but by the end of this first book, she is on the way to becoming a very bright young witch! When she sees the broomstick for sale outside Miss Strega's hardware shop, Jessica is intrigued because on it is a label saying "Flying Lessons Extra." Jessica can't resist peeking inside the shop and so begins her first lesson in witchcraft in this fresh and funny book with wonderfully witty writing.

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Maeve Friel is a published author in Ireland of 3 titles for older readers, published by Poolbeg. She has been shortlisted for the Bisto Awards twice and has won an RAI Award [equivalent of English UKRA] In 1990 she won the Hennessy Cognac/Sunday Tribune Literary Award for an emerging writer. Reviewers in Ireland have liken her style to that of Anne Fine's. Maeve was brought up in Northern Ireland and went to university in Dublin. She and her husband now divide their time between West Donegal, Ireland and a tiny village in Andalucia, Spain. They have two grown-up daughters, both working in the field of the creative arts.

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Jessica receives a most unusual 10th birthday present--she learns that she's a witch. However, she has a lot to learn, including the correct way to ride a broom. Friel takes a classic tale and modernizes it, using terms like "eject" and "fast forward " to apply to flying a broom. Phyllida Nash is delightful as she mixes old and modern terms with clarity and humor. When Jessica and Miss Stregna, her teacher, encounter a phoenix rising, Miss Stregna proclaims him an "odd old bird." Each of the four stories, sparkling with details that humanize witches and goblins, is enlivened by Nash's spirited delivery. Young listeners will enjoy meeting a good witch who also happens to be a young girl. S.G.B. © AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine

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