Meet Mirabelle, half fairy, half witch, totally lovable and likely to be just as appealing to young readers as her very popular little cousin Isadora Moon, also created by Harriet Muncaster.
Unlike Isadora, Mirabelle just can’t resist getting up to mischief. In this story, she and her family are off to the fairy ball and she’s promised her fairy dad that she’ll keep her witch side under control. Even so, when the opportunity arises to mix up some spells, she’s there with her cauldron and it’s only with the help of her witch mum that she avoids ruining the ball for everyone there. She is genuinely sorry though and both parents forgive her; more than that, her father accepts how important it is that she feels she can just be herself, something that will resonate for all sorts of readers. There’s lots to like and children are endlessly fascinated by characters who struggle with the rules. They’ll appreciate Mirabelle’s lively first-person narrative style too and the cool black and purple illustrations. You can expect Mirabelle to be working her magic for lots of books to come.