It is Tib the black cat who leads Mary to the strange flower in the woods. When she discovers a little broomstick shortly afterwards, she is astonished to feel it jump in to action. Before she can gather her wits, it is whisking her over the treetops, above the clouds, and in to the grounds of Endor College, where: 'All Examinations Coached for by A Competent Staff of Fully-Qualified Witches.' Here she discovers evidence of a terrible experiment in transformation - deformed and mutant animals imprisoned in cages. In the moment after her broomstick takes off, she realises that Tib has been captured. Returning to the College the following day, she manages to free the animals, but not before the Head of the college, Miss Mumblechook, and her colleague, Doctor Dee, have seen her. Mary manages to flee...but the evil pair are in hot pursuit!
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Mary Stewart is the author of THE CRYSTAL CAVE, THORNYHOLD, ROSE COTTAGE and many other novels which make her one of the widest read novelists in the world. Lady Stewart is married to the Emeritus Professor of Geology of Edinburgh University. She and her husband have retired from Edinburgh and now live in the West Highlands of Scotland.Review:
"1 'What enchantment... The author has used all her considerable gifts as a storyteller to spin this charming magical tale.' JUNIOR BOOKSHELF 2 'Exciting and continually funny' BBC 3 THE LITTLE BROOMSTICK 'Enriched by superb descriptions and enlivened with a genuine touch of terror.' TEACHER 4 THE LITTLE BROOMSTICK 'A well-plotted and exciting fantasy thriller.' FINANCIAL TIMES
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Book Description Hodder Children's Books, 2001. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110340796588