The first in a magical five-book series. When Cassie runs away from her dreary boarding school, in search of her missing mother, she ends up in the magical village of Hedgely and discovers she comes from a family of witches – women who protect Britain from the denizens of Faerie, who are all too real and far more frightening than the story books suggest.
The first in a five-book series. When Cassie runs away from her dreary boarding school, in search of her missing mother, she ends up in the magical village of Hedgely and discovers she comes from a family of witches - women who protect Britain from the denizens of Faerie, who are all too real and far more frightening than the story books suggest.
'Magical in every sense of the word' Eoin Colfer
Step into the magical world of Hedgewitch, where the land of Faerie lies just beyond our own, in this enchanting new series for children age 9+ and readers of Nevermoor and Michelle Harrison.
Cassie Morgan has run away. After seven years spent waiting for her mother to return, she flees her dreary boarding school and sets out to find her. But the world outside her school is full of hidden magic and children have been going missing.
With the help of a talking cat and a flying broom, Cassie escapes to the enchanted village of Hedgely. There she will begin her training in the practical skills of witchcraft with the Hedgewitch, who watches over the Hedge, the vast forest that marks the border between England and Faerie.
Will Cassie discover the truth about her mother? Can she find the lost faery treasures before the wicked Erl King gets his hands on them? And what will it take to save her new home - and Britain itself - from the shadowing magic of Faerie?
'There are only two sorts of fantasy story: the ones that feel fake and the ones that feel real. It's hard to explain the difference but you know the real ones when you read them, and Hedgewitch is one of them' Philip Reeve
Nominated for the Yoto Carnegie Medal for Writing
'Magical in every sense of the word. So magical that I suspect Skye McKenna might actually be a fairy' -- Eoin Colfer
'An enchanting contemporary classic. The writing is as magical as the story – a total treat' -- Piers Torday
'There are only two sorts of fantasy story: the ones that feel fake and the ones that feel real. It's hard to explain the difference but you know the real ones when you read them, and Hedgewitch is one of them' -- Philip Reeve
'A richly inventive story' -- Gillian Cross
'So full of magic and adventure – I wish I'd written it myself!' -- Linda Chapman
'Oozes magic from every page. The start of a cosy, compelling series for anyone who's ever wanted to be a witch' -- Aisha Bushby
'From the very first page, the story sweeps you into an utterly believable magical world, one filled with warmth, wonder, mystery and just the right amount of danger to thrill young readers' -- Aisling Fowler
'Fantasy lovers should not miss Hedgewitch' * Daily Telegraph *
'Vivid and thoroughly assured, Hedgewitch may well stand alongside the works of Murphy and Rowling in years to come' * Literary Review *
'A twisty tale that brings together nature and folklore' * i weekend *
'Thoroughly magical and compelling' * New Statesman *
'A magical story of adventure and friendship involving a cast of remarkable characters' * The School Librarian *
'Packed full of mystery and imagination' * BookTrust *
'Charming magical quest' * LoveReading4Kids *
'This magical story feels like it will be an instant classic' * The Week Junior *
'The start of an entrancing new series whose characters will quickly charm their way into the hearts of its readers, and encourage them to embrace the magic of the wild' * librarygirlandbookboy.com *
'This feels like slipping on your pjs, and is a gentle read with just enough darkness to set your hairs on edge' * misscleavelandsreading.com *
'For those with magic in their soul, Hedgewitch is a pure delight' * lilyandthefae.wordpress.com *
'With echoes of Diana Wynne Jones and Alan Garner, Hedgewitch feels like a future classic' * www.picturebooksnob.com *
'A spell-binding read full of evil magical folk and good witches' * Toppsta Reviewer, aged 9 *
'A great book full of magic, friends and fun' * Toppsta Reviewer, aged 12 *
'I really, really love this book. I couldn't stop reading' * Toppsta Reviewer, aged 8 *
Dimensions: 218mm x 138mm x 38mm