I am so delighted to be sharing with you today, the follow up to Sharon Marie Jones’ enchanting debut, ‘Grace-Ella: Spells For Beginners.‘ Grace-Ella and Mr Whiskins are back in a brand new magical adventure, ‘Grace-Ella: Witch Camp,’ illustrated by Adrian J Puglisi, that is bound to entertain younger readers. Grace-Ella is excited but nervous to go to Witch Camp but she needs to get there first. After solving the riddle she finds herself with fellow young witches, Dilys, Mati and Aisha and they’re determined they will win the coveted best coven award.
The only problem is Dilys appears to be the worst witch her family has ever had and when her broomstick flying goes wrong, Mati convinces them that the only way to help her is to go into the forest at night, breaking the rules they’ve sworn to keep.
Grace-Ella soon discovers the rules are there for a reason. But after disaster strikes she has to face her fears and find a way to save her friends before it is too late!
Sharon has created a joyful sequel which is really appealing to lovers of witches, who may want to explore magical worlds in a gentler way. Although there are tiny sprinkles of peril, ultimately this is a tale about learning to accept yourself for who you are and embracing your talents. Grace-Ella and her friends are characters that children will be able to see themselves in, despite having magical powers they still face the every day worries that non-magical children do. Adriana’s illustrations wonderfully enhance this story capturing perfectly the wealth of emotions our young witches experience with their first taste of independence. Bubbling with magic, bravery and friendship this is a charming read. Grace-Ella Witch Camp will cast a spell over you with its enchanting and captivating storytelling.
Thank you to Meg and Firefly for sending me a gifted copy of this enchanting book. ‘Grace-Ella. Witch Camp,’ is available to buy online now or from any good bookshop. I think it’s a perfect story for sharing with years 2 – 4 and Sharon has created some online resources to help support teachers sharing the book in their classrooms.