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  • Published: 31 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448193059
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

Magic Betsey




Betsey's got a trick up her sleeve in this wonderful collection of short stories for young readers by Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman.

Betsey puts on a magic show but everyone is less than impressed with her tricks. No matter, in these four sweet and funny short stories, Betsey learns the importance of believing in yourself, that practise makes perfect, and that some magic is real . . .

This book is one of five short story collections featuring Betsey Biggalow, from Children's Laureate, Malorie Blackman. Beautifully illustrated by Jamie Smith, these warm and funny stories are ideal for building confidence in young readers, whether reading aloud or alone.

  • Pub date: 31 July 2014
  • ISBN: 9781448193059
  • Imprint: RHCP Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 80

About the Author

Malorie Blackman

Malorie Blackman has written over 60 books for children and young adults, including the Noughts & Crosses series, Thief and most recently her science fiction thriller Chasing the Stars. Her work has also been adapted for TV with the 6-part adaptation of Pig-Heart Boy winning a BAFTA and Noughts & Crosses currently in production for the BBC, with Roc Nation (Jay-Z's entertainment company) on board to curate and release the soundtrack as Executive Producer. A stage adaptation of the book, by Pilot Theatre, will run from February 2019, under the direction of Sabrina Mahfouz. In 2005, Malorie was honoured with the Eleanor Farjeon Award in recognition of her distinguished contribution to the world of children’s books, in 2008 she received an OBE for her services to children’s literature and, between 2013 and 2015, she was the Children’s Laureate. Malorie is currently writing for the new Doctor Who series on BBC One and the fifth novel in her Noughts & Crosses sequence, Crossfire, will be published by Penguin Random House Children's in summer 2019.

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Praise for Magic Betsey

“Four short stories in one book, which are perfect for young readers to read alone or alternatively, are just the right length for bedtime stories. Betsey Biggalow is a fun character for whom things never go quite right, but she always makes the best of things.”

www.parentsintouch.co.uk

“Somewhere between Pippi Longstocking and Tracy Beaker, Betsey Biggalow, who stars in these short, pacey stories, is an imaginative and enquiring girl who is sometimes mischievous but always endearing”

Guardian


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