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A Small Pinch of Weather by Joan Aiken

A Small Pinch of Weather

by Joan Aiken

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A collection of twelve short stories, including some selections about the Armitage family. Contents include: A Small Pinch of Weather / Broomsticks and Sardines / The Boy Who Read Aloud / The Land of Trees and Heroes / The Cost of Night / The Stolen Quince Tree / Smoke from Cromwell's Time / The Apple of Trouble / The Lilac In the Lake / Harriet's Hairloom / A Leg Full of Rubies / The Serial Garden.
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Anything is magically possible in these twelve short stories by gifted storyteller, Joan Aiken. Imagine ordering a sunny day from the local weather witch, asking an appletree to answer the telephone and making a beautiful garden out of old cereal boxes. What would you do if you inherited a real hair loom, or found three ugly old ladies and a dragon on your doorstep and would you need a bicycle if you had a unicorn to ride?

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