Mystery, Magic, & Mayhem – and a Sprig of Mistletoe

£5.99

Description

A collection of short stories and poems for children by various North Devon writers. Loosely gathered together under the headings in the title you will find a wonderful mixed bag of stories. There are thought provoking stories, like “The Smell of Bananas” or “Minty Mouse Goes to School”, adventurous stories like “A Den of Our Own” or “Delbert and Chaw”, charming stories like “Beaver’s Big Adventure” or “Humbug’s Christmas” magical stories like “Miss McAllister’s Magic Carpet” or “Santa’s Magic Sack”, and outright laugh-out-loud stories like “Daisy the Goat” and “Pink Blancmange”.

With contributions from

  • Rose Avery
  • Margaret Bowden
  • Amanda Chapple
  • Alison Davies
  • Ruth Downie
  • Ursula Gratton
  • Jessica McKinty
  • Mhairi McKinty
  • P. Kaye Palmer
  • Jean Rockall
  • Colin Smith
  • Sue Smith
  • Sue Somerville
  • Olli Tooley

Contents

  • Mystery 1
    • The Colour of Bananas 2
    • Felix Whiter’s Open Day 12
    • Frog Morton the Robot spy 18
    • Message from the Deep 30
    • Daisy the Goat 43
    • A Sea Song 55
    • Delbert and Chaw 57
    • My Angel 71
  • Magic 79
    • Miss McAllister’s Magic Carpet 80
    • Behind the Door 94
    • Wizard who Lived Over the Hill 99
    • Cronk 104
    • Zilica and the Sea Pixies 114
    • A Trick Gone Wrong 127
    • Wolfie’s tale 133
  • Mayhem 142
    • Nanny Knitwit 143
    • A Den of Our Own 148
    • The Ballad of Betty and Bill 161
    • King Bran 164
    • Beaver’s Big Adventure 174
    • Minty Mouse goes to School 178
    • The meeting 189
    • Cake Capers at the Baker’s 192
    • Mary, Mary from the Dairy 196
    • King Tut 199
    • The Handbag Dog 208
    • Mole and Vole go on Holiday 229
    • Tarantulas 234
    • Pink Blancmange 236
    • The Little Blue Car 250
  • Mistletoe 260
    • Humbug’s Christmas 261
    • Snow Angel 266
    • Santa’s Magic Sack 270
    • The Turkey’s Tale 282
    • Will Santa Come to My House? 284
    • Of Mice and Fire 294
    • Author Profiles 301

 

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