The dreadful strangers moved in on a wild and windy Thursday.
'Fudgenuts,' cursed Picklewitch, adjusting her cracked binoculars to get a better view of the comings-and-goings. 'This won't do at all. I bet they haven't even bought me any cake.'
Picklewitch is, quite literally, out of her tree. She has a nose for naughtiness, a taste for trouble and a weakness for cake. And unluckily for brainbox Jack - winner of the 'Most Sensible Boy in School' for the third year running - she's about to choose him as her new best friend . . .
This is Book 1 in the Picklewitch and Jack Series. See all Picklewitch and Jack books here.
A fierce gale had been slashing at the shrubbery since lunchtime, pouncing on the weathervane and snorting wetly through the keyholes.
Claire Barker is a children’s author living in the wilds of Devon. Whilst working in her local primary school, she wrote a story which she hoped reluctant readers would enjoy. Since then her award-winning series, Knitbone Pepper Ghost Dog, has been translated into ten languages. Her new series, Picklewitch and Jack, is out now.
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