The Power of Poppy Pendle

The Power of Poppy Pendle

For Ages: 8 - 12
Poppy has magical powers, but she would rather be a baker. Can she find a way to follow her own path? This charming novel includes more than a dozen delectable recipes!

Ten-year-old Poppy, born to ordinary parents, has inherited coveted witch power. In Poppy’s world, witches work for good and are much valued, but Poppy does not want to be a witch—she wants to be a baker, and she is extremely good at baking. Her parents insist Poppy follow in the footsteps of her great aunt, a famous witch, but Poppy has plans of her own.

Part magic, part adventure, and wholly delicious, this spirited story includes more than a dozen recipes you can try at home.
  • Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books | 
  • 272 pages | 
  • ISBN 9781442449268 | 
  • September 2013 | 
  • Grades 3 - 7
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Posted by Sharon Knolle

Many of us grew up with Little Women, but just as many of us were raised with Little Witch, Dorrie the witch with striped stockings, and the magical stories of Ruth Chew, such as Wednesday Witch, who rides a vacuum cleaner instead of a broom....

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Natasha Lowe
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Natasha Lowe

Natasha Lowe knew as a child that she wanted to be either a writer, an adventurer, or to open a fancy teashop. So she did a little bit of everything, traveling from her native London to America where she ran The Tea House bed and breakfast and wowed guests with her grandmother’s shortbread recipe. She lives in Massachusetts with her husband and four children. She is the author of The Power of Poppy Pendle and The Courage of Cat Campbell.