Kaye Umansky is that rare thing - a truly funny writer! Witch for a Week (Simon & Schuster) is the first title in her hilarious new middle grade series following the clever and unflappable Elsie, who has no idea what she's getting herself into when she offers to house-sit for mysterious local witch Magenta Sharp. Left with a talking raven and a scruffy dog for company, and a book of instructions called Everything You Need to Know, what could possibly go wrong...

Simon & Schuster reissued Kaye's spellbinding Pongwiffy series in 2018. She is also the author of Naughty Naughty Monster (Templar), a fantastic picture book illustrated by Greg Abbott, and the hilarious novel, The Knights of the Drop-Leaf Table (Barrington Stoke), featuring King Artie and his annoying knights.

  • "One of our most delightful comic writers. Read aloud and chortle together, and it will work its magic on children like a charm." The Sunday Times on Witch for a Week
  • "A crowning achievement... huge fun and sure never to lose its audience." The Sunday Times on Pongwiffy
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