The Wacky Book of Witches
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The illustration on our cover this month is by GeorgeUnderwood. It is from Geoffrey Trease's latest book, Fire in the Wind, published by Pan Macmillan, to whom we are grateful for help in using this illustration. Details of the book are given in our Authorgraph.
To describe this book as a picture book about witches that's written in rhyme tells you nothing. There's so much richly-coloured detail on the pages, it takes hours to turn over and, would you believe it, some pages are read sideways. Gosh! There isn't much printing either, but there's lot of gorgeous hand-lettering by Roger Hands - some of which is not only sideways, but even upside down. Golly gosh! All in all it seems witches have a pretty exciting time. A pity it only happens one night a year. though.