My Friend is a Witch

BOOK SERIES

MAGIC AND... LOTS OF TROUBLE
SO, I WARN YOU: DON’T USE THE LAST DOOR ON THE RIGHT.

Miriam’s new classmate Priscilla Applepot lives in a magical house with her parents and Bartholomeus, a barn owl who can turn into a boy. She’s also a witch! But she can’t control her powers properly... When she laughs too much, she gets taller; when she’s angry, she starts storms!

  • Tackles the themes of friendship and accepting diversity in a fun way.

  • Priscilla is an inexperienced little witch and her emotions always get her into trouble. When she laughs too much, she gets taller. When she’s afraid, she turns invisible. When she’s angry, she starts storms. When her mood changes, so does the colour of her eyes. Miriam is intrigued and amused by the magical world, but she’s also a little scared of it, because it’s difficult to fully understand. By experiencing each other’s worlds, the two will learn more and enjoy an unforgettable adventure.

 

A Strange Classmate

Strange things are happening in Miriam’s class. Someone’s hair catches fire, someone’s teeth turn blue. And a storm breaks out during the maths test. Could Priscilla Applepot, the new girl next to her, be responsible?

A Mummy at the Market

Miriam wants to ace her history group work to impress Thomas. So Priscilla sneaks her in to the Wednesday Market to see the magical Ancient Egyptian artefacts. But a touchy mummy discovers them, causing lots of trouble!

 

GENRE Fantasy/Humour
TARGET 7+
FIRST PUBLISHER Salani (Italy), 2022
RIGHTS SOLD IN: Spain (Duomo)

GISELLA LATERZA

When she was at university, Gisella Laterza started working with the “Corriere della Sera” newspaper. An editor advised her: “If you want to do this job well, you have to hunt for stories, step after step, wearing your shoes out”. Since then, she has never stopped writing and travelling. If possible, on foot and if possible, getting lost. In 2018 she was selected from participants in the A Caccia di Storie (Do you have a Story?) competition, a contest to find new writers and great book ideas, and started working for Book on a Tree. Her latest books include the Doctor Jackie and Miss Haide series (Piemme, 2021), written with Giada Pavesi.