The Witch's Tears (Roaring Good Reads)

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9780007141623: The Witch's Tears (Roaring Good Reads)

Wonderfully spooky and atmospheric story for newly confident readers, by an award-winning author. A Collins Roaring Good Read for confident young readers.

In a whirl of rainy weather, a strange woman appears on Theo and Dodie’s doorstep making Theo very uneasy. His mother and little sister do not seem at all alarmed by her. Dodie loves Mrs Scarum’s stories and her wild dancing. But Theo suspects there might be trouble affot, not helped by the fact that his father, usually as reliable as the clocks he repairs, has failed to return home. When Theo is told that you can tell a witch by her tears – if they turn to crystal, she is definitely one. But Mrs Scarum is too happy, she will never cry, so Theo will never know and neither will the readers… all is left to the imagination in this beautifully written novel for confident young readers.

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'"Witches' tears turn to crystal as soon as they fall. Only thing is, witches don't cry, or hardly ever."'

In freezing hail and howling wind, a stranger is given shelter at Theo's house – a stranger whose name is Mrs Scarum. Theo is convinced she's a witch and wishes his father would return home from his travels. But the blizzard continues and the night is long…there may be tears before morning.

A wonderfully atmospheric story from this award winning author.

About the Author:

Jenny Nimmo has been an actor, researcher, floor-manager and script editor for children’s television. Her first book The Bronze Trumpeter was published in 1975. The Snow Spider won the Tir na N’Og award and the Smarties Grand Prix. Her most recent book , for older readers, is Milo’s Wolves. Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire and now lives in Wales with her artist husband and three bi-lingual children.

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