Hilary Mckay - A Strong Smell Of Magic - Hachette Children's Group

A Strong Smell Of Magic

By Hilary Mckay

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With their magical teacher, Miss Gilhoolie, ill in bed, Class 4b have no idea what they're going to do for the School Summer Fair. But Miss Gilhoolie can always be relied on to pull something out of the hat, even if it does smell very strongly of magic!

A special Class Prize will be awarded to the children who make the most money at the Pudding Bag School Summer Fair. With their teacher ill in bed, and only a rather mangy moose for company, Class 4b despair of winning anything at all. Something special is needed, and it arrives just in time. But could it be a bit too special? After all, it smells very strongly of magic!

Biographical Notes

Hilary McKay won the Guardian Children`s award with her first novel, The Exiles. Her subsequent work has achieved recognition - The Exiles at Home won the Smarties Prize, whilst Saffy`s Angel, the first in the Casson Family series, won the Whitbread Award, for which the third book Permanent Rose was also shortlisted.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780340970300
  • Publication date: 16 Oct 2008
  • Page count: 176
  • Imprint: Hodder Children's Books
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