Do you know about the Word Witch? Has she cast her spell over you?
She can lasso with a limerick, haunt with a haiku and wrap you tight in a rhyme, quick as lightning.
Her cauldron is a dictionary, her wand a mighty pen, and she stirs her words at midnight, making tempting treats for children, to please and tease and tantalise them with imaginary treasures and delectable dreams.
She weaves words into adventures, sets verses wildly dancing, makes similes sing and stamp their feet and poems purr like pussycats who’ve eaten all the cream.
Her name is Margaret Mahy. These are her spells.
About the Author:
Margaret Mahy lives in Lyttelton and is a renowned word witch who has been enchanting children for over forty years with her novels, stories and poems. This is the first collection of her own poetry, edited by Tessa Duder. David Elliot is an award-winning illustrator who lives in Dunedin.
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