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  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448193073
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice




The Magic Faraway Tree meets Worst Witch - a magical young fiction series, perfect for first readers.

Book 1 in the 6-part Magic Potions Shop series, from the creators of the bestselling Fairytale Hairdresser series, Abie Longstaff & Lauren Beard.

In the Kingdom of Arthwen, there was a very unusual shop.
It wasn't on the high street; it was deep in the forest.
It wasn't in a building; it was inside a tree.
It didn't sell food, or clothes, or toys: this shop sold potions.

Tibben wants to be the Potions Master one day, just like Grandpa, but for now he is an apprentice and there is a lot to learn!

Tibben's adventure continues in book 2, The River Horse. This series is perfect for building reading confidence, whether reading aloud or reading alone.

  • Published: 2 July 2015
  • ISBN: 9781448193073
  • Imprint: Penguin eBooks
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 160

About the authors

Abie Longstaff

Abie Longstaff is the eldest of six children and grew up in Australia, Hong Kong and France. She knows all about squabbling, chaos and bossing younger sisters around. So she logically began her career as a barrister. She started writing when her children were born. Her favourite childhood books were Hating Alison Ashley, A Little Princess, Maura's Angel and The Black Stallion and she sneakily reads them again sometimes. Abie lives in Hove with her family.

Lauren Beard

Lauren Beard is an illustrator based in Manchester. As a young girl she always loved drawing and reading, and would write and illustrate short stories for her two younger brothers. She has been fascinated by animals, fairy tales and folklore since her childhood, when she would visit her Irish Grandma and was told to "watch out for the fairies!"

Her work is hand-drawn and coloured both digitally and by hand, using all types of media to get different textures. Lauren enjoys adding little details and modern humour to her illustrations appealing to children and adults alike.

Lauren lives with her cat, Sushi, who keeps her company when drawing.

Praise for The Magic Potions Shop: The Young Apprentice

Another new series which promises to be a big hit with young readers . . . Abie Longstaff is a great writer for young children, who knows just how to capture her readers' attention and encourage them to enjoy reading.

Parents in Touch

If I was a child again and learning to read, this would be the series I'd fall in love with

Vivienne Dacosta, Serendipity Reviews

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