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Whispering to Witches by Anna Dale
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Whispering to Witches (2004)

by Anna Dale

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I agree entirely with the sentiment of the other reviewers that this is a book that suffered for the existence of Harry Potter. On the other hand, Harry Potter might have been its saving grace at the same time. This is definitely from the same genre and it was published at about the same time, so the HP comparisons are inevitable, but this is also the book that fans of HP would have picked up fresh from one of his adventures simply because they wanted to read a bit more of this semi-realistic children's fantasy. It dances the same unlikely line between a realistic fiction story and modern fantasy. There were times when I felt like I was reading a British Beverly Cleary and other times when I felt like I was reading an adventure of Merlin. It kept up that happy balance too right through the end. If nothing else, this book will tide over any reader who needs a hit of fantasy without the desire to get trapped in the depths of an epic series. ( )
  matthewbloome | May 19, 2013 |
I thoroughly enjoyed this book and hope there will be sequels to it in the future.
  beatles1964 | Apr 1, 2010 |
A lovely little book about a missing page in an ancient spell book, windsprites, evil twins, a pair of rats called Dunkel and Fleck, snakes that can turn themselves into fountain pens, overworked brooms and witches, of course.
Probably not very memorable, but a nice way to while away a rainy afternoon.
  littlegreycloud | Nov 14, 2009 |
Let's have a project. ( )
  stoog | May 31, 2008 |
eh ( )
  Kaethe | May 27, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 074756910X, Paperback)

A short holiday with his mother turns out very differently for Joe than he could have imagined when he left home. Soon he is embroiled in a world of witchcraft, a world where the kind and innocent witches of Britain are facing a wicked foe. Can Joe and his young friend Twiggy put an end to the cunning plot, or will they, like their witchy friends, find the baffling mystery too hard to solve?

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On his way to spend Christmas at his mother's house in Canterbury, England, Joe meets a young witch named Twiggy and becomes part of a mystery involving a missing page from an ancient book of magic.

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