The Pongwiffy Stories 1: A Witch of Dirty Habits and the Goblins' Revenge

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Simon & Schuster Limited, Aug 24, 2017 - Children's stories - 352 pages
A brand new bind-up edition of the much-loved classic children's series Pongwiffy including A Witch of Dirty Habits and The Goblin's Revenge!

Pongwiffy has just moved into a new cave, and it's dirty, smelly and damp - in other words it's perfect for a witch like Pongwiffy! At least it would be if her next door neighbours weren't a group of extremely noisy Goblins... Before long Pongwiffy can bear it no more and enlists the help of her best friend, Witch Sharkadder, to find her somewhere else to live. And that's when the problems really start!

In the second story, the Goblins are back and up to their usual tricks! But this time Pongwiffy also has to deal with a badly behaved broom, a bonfire disaster and a strange genie....

Two laugh-out-loud stories of humour and warmth, enticingly mixed with much sludge, slime and very bad habits. Now with brand new illustrations from Katy Riddell!

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About the author (2017)

Kay Umansky was born in Plymouth, England on December 6, 1946. She trained as a teacher and taught in primary schools for numerous years. She also acted and played music including performing in a soul band with her husband. Her first book, a collection of songs called Phantasmagoria, was published in 1985. She received the 1993 Nottinghamshire Book Award for Pongwiffy and the Spell of the Year, the 1999 Times Educational Supplement Junior Music Book Award for Three Rapping Rats, and the 2008 Stockton Book of the Year for Clover Twig and the Incredible Flying Cottage. In 2004, the Pongwiffy series was adapted for television by the animation company Telemagination. Katy Riddell is the daughter of the Waterstones Children's Laureate Chris Riddell, and an emerging illustration talent in her own right. Originally from Manchester, Katy is now based in Brighton.

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