Miss Strega takes Jess to Charm Archipeligo where meets the extraordinary pirate-turned-with Pelagia. The third title in this magical series.
Miss Strega decides Jessica has to learn not only how to be charming, but how to DO charming. She takes her on holiday to the Charm Archipeligo and there, on Charm Major, lives her summer school teacher Pelagia. Jessica finds a lucky pebble that helps her with her charm skills. First she unlocks the charm surrounding the boat that only rows in circles; then she creates a charm to ward off spiders from people that hate them. But, when she decides to have a peek into Pelagia's private box of magic, Jess unleashes the foulest winds in the universe and has to be at her most charming to avoid a severe ticking off from Miss Strega. Further magical adventures for this ten-year-old witch.
About the author
Maeve Friel was born in Northern Ireland and went to university in Dublin. After many years working and travelling in Spain, Italy and England, she now lives in a small village near Alicante (Spain). She has a son and a daughter. Apart from the Witch-in-Training series, she has published four novels for older readers, a book for young readers and a book of non-fiction as well as featuring in many short story anthologies. She has been short-listed three times for the Irish Children's Book of the Year (Bisto), has won a Bisto Merit Award, was twice nominated for the Reading Association of Ireland literary awards and won the Hennessy Literary Award. She has also had stories broadcast on BBC Radio 4 and RTE.
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