The Witch Repair
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The March cover of BfK features Dilly the Dinosaur who is 10 years old this year. Her author, Tony Bradman, is the subject of our Authorgraph this month. We are grateful to Reed Books for their help in reproducing this illustration from Susan Hellard's original artwork.
If the sign says 'Witch Repair' then beware, for it should say 'Watch Repair' - or should it? It's only Katie's growing acquaintance with Ms Smith in the repair shop that eases the hardship she experiences at being forced into new house, new school, new world. For Ms Smith prompts much thought, if only by her appearance - all twinkly pink one day and parrot bedecked the next. She gives sound advice, unintentionally it seems, and repairs quite remarkably. This is a splendid concoction of adjustment to unwelcome change, amazing magic and real fun. A great class novel or for 8+s to read alone.