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November 23 , 2007

The Witch With The Glitch

A Lost Bookshop Adventure


Nina, Ivy and Oswald know a huge secret. There is a hidden room in the Lost Bookshop and the books inside are magic, transporting the children to untold adventure.

When they find themselves zapped by the wand of a witch with a glitch they begin a race against time to reverse the spell. They must find the mysterious Izzy before the clock strikes midnight on Halloween or risk being stuck in the fairytale land forever.

The Witch with the Glitch is an exciting, funny and thrilling chapter book for middle grade readers that’s sure to have you desperate for just one more page.

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Interview with the Author

Q - So, what makes the Lost Bookshop series special?
A - Probably that each adventure is so completely and utterly different. When I started working on the books I wanted to write a middle grade book series where the children would be able to go anywhere and do anything, I didn’t want to be limited to one type of story or setting like a lot of chapter books for kids are. I wanted it to be the the kind of book series that I would have wanted to read (and keep going back to as a grown up).  

It’s just a group of friends drawn into impossible adventures with mysteries, magic and excitement bursting out of every page. There are some great halloween stories for kids out there and I hope this book stands shoulder to shoulder with them but in the following stories the children find themselves as cowboys and cowgirls, circus detectives… the possibilities are endless.  

Q - What order should I read the books in?
A - I deliberately wrote the books so they can be read in any order and, because all the adventures are different, you can be certain you won’t miss anything if you read them out of sequence but if you want a proper answer I would say:

- The Witch With The Glitch 
- The Mystery of the Missing Monkey
- The Search for the Sheriff’s Star

Q - Where did you get the idea for the Lost Bookshop?
A - From every second hand book shop I ever visited and every book I ever bought there!

Q - So, why should readers give these books a try?
A - Because the Lost Bookshop series is fast-paced, funny, thrilling and full of larger than life characters!

Q - Why did you decide to start writing kids books?
A - Well, my own daughter (the real Nina) was reading a lot of books. Some of them were great, some of them… not so much. In fact, some of the books aimed at girls are just the same boring princess and fairy stories rehashed again and again and I wanted to write something that was the opposite of that.

In the case of 'The Witch With the Glitch' I also wanted to have something special for her for All Hallow's Read!

Enjoy the books and thanks for reading! 

The Lost Bookshop Series eBook Categories:
- Children's Folk Tales & Myths
- Children's Fantasy Books
- Children's Halloween Books

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