Spellchasers Fan Art Competition: The Winners!

We love our Spellchasers fans, and it seems that they are an extremely talented and creative bunch! To celebrate the launch of The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, we asked fans to draw their favourite scenes from the Spellchasers novels, and we were blown away by the number of entries we received! A big well done and thank you to everyone who submitted their Spellchasers fan art. We were very impressed, and so was author Lari Don, who had the unenviable task of choosing the winner!

The Runners Up

Spellchasers Fan Art by Megan from Burntisland

Megan, Burntisland

Spellchasers fan art by Isobel from West Linton

Isobel, West Linton

Spellchasers fan art by Emily from St Columbas Primary School

Emily, St Columbas Primary School

Spellchasers fan art by Nell from Stromness Primary School

Nell, Stromness Primary School

The Winner

Spellchasers fan art by Eileen from Stromness Primary School

Eileen, Stromness Primary School

Lari said: “They were all fab, but this drawing of the hare is gorgeous, and Molly racing Innes is such an important recurring image in the books that this is just perfect!”

Congratulations to Eileen and all the runners up!

If you’re now suitably intrigued by the Spellchasers trilogy, you can find out more here.

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Fan art competition: win the Spellchasers trilogy!

Enter our fan art competition for the chance to win an exclusive Spellchasers prize bundle! Author Lari Don will judge the shortlisted entries and pick her favourite to win.

To enter, just download our Fan Art Competition Sheet and draw your favourite Spellchasers character or scene in the box. We’ll pick our favourite artistic Atacamas, inked Inneses and even coloured-in crows from all of your entries. You’ll even have the chance to see your drawing right here on DiscoverKelpies!

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Download our Fan Art Competition Sheet by clicking on the footprints

The Prize

The winner will receive the full Spellchasers trilogy – that’s The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away and The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat – along with a print of their artwork, signed by Lari Don. If you make the shortlist, you’ll win a copy of The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, the dramatic final installment in the Spellchasers trilogy. We’ll announce the lucky winner on Wednesday 28th June.

How to Enter

To enter the competition, please send us your drawing by email or post by Friday 23rd June 2017.

If you’re a teacher, please download our special school edition of the form here.

Email
spellchasers@florisbooks.co.uk

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Spellchasers competition
Floris Books
2A Robertston Avenue
Edinburgh
EH11 1PZ

 


The Witch's Guide to Magical Combat

The Beginner’s Guide to Curses and The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, the first two books in Lari Don’s Spellchasers trilogy, are available now.

The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, the final book in the trilogy, will be published in August 2017.

Lari Don will be bringing Spellchasers to events across Scotland. Check out the full list of events here.

Let us know your favourite #Spellchasers character on Twitter (@discoverkelpies)!

 

 

 


Terms & Conditions

1. Entries must be received by post or email to Floris Books by Friday 23rd June 2017. Please note that we cannot return postal entries.
2. Floris Books staff will select the prize shortlist.  Lari Don will select the overall winner from the shortlist.
3. The winner will be announced via DiscoverKelpies social media channels on Wednesday 28th June 2017.
4. Prizes are not exchangeable.

Would you trust this Spellchasers character?

In The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, we met the Spellchasers team. The unluckily cursed Molly, Beth the dryad, Innes the Kelpie, and Atacama the sphinx. But one more Spellchasers character is still shrouded in mystery: the toad…

We have a funny feeling that the toad might become an even more important Spellchasers character later in the trilogy.

In her latest blog, Lari Don takes a look at the most cryptic Spellchasers character so far, including an exclusive extract from her new book The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away.

 


By Lari Don

Molly has had a lot to deal with so far. She’s been cursed, turned into a part-time hare, accepted the existence of magic, argued with a dryad and a kelpie, and answered riddles set by a sphinx. Also, she’s dug up a lot of tatties.

But the one thing she could count on was the help of the toad. A nice polite toad, who refused offers of a kiss to transform back to its original shape, communicated with croaks, and when Molly and the rest of the team struggled with magical tasks, helped them with well-timed and slightly mysterious interventions.

Yes, once Molly worked out that her friend was a toad, not a frog (and once the writer worked out that toads don’t hop, they crawl) the toad was a fairly reliable member of the team.

Then at the very end of The Beginner’s Guide to Curses (you have read it, haven’t you? If not, there are a few spoilers coming, so perhaps you want to read the first book in the Spellchasers trilogy before reading on…)

So, at the very end of The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, the toad transformed into a tall dark-skinned boy with a scarred head, who apologised for cursing Atacama and vanished in a whirling cloak of golden sand.

At the start of The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, Molly is finally coming to terms with the magic she’s discovered, the new friends she’s made, and the problems they still have with curses, when the boy with the scars and the cloak reappears.

And attacks them with a blast of powerful magic…

“They pulled themselves upright and looked at the boy. His hands were held out facing them, threatening them with another punch of air. ‘It’s not wise to take me by surprise. Is anyone hurt?’
Beth said quietly, ‘We’re not hurt, but that’s no way to treat us. We were your friends last week.’

‘You weren’t really my friends. You didn’t know who I was.’ He glanced back at Atacama, standing in front of the door with teeth bared and fur spiked. “But you are the sphinx’s friends. I wonder…”

He pushed his hands together, then pulled them apart, twisting and flicking them at the two girls and the horse.

Suddenly they were trapped in a cage, a rounded cage of see-through curves and rings. They all shivered as the air around them grew colder. Molly reached her hand out, but snatched it back as the pulsing cold near the curved bars burnt her fingers. They were inside a barrel of clear ice. A huge barrel, filling the width of the alley, with narrow gaps between the curved staves and round hoops. The boy pointed at Molly, Beth and a newly human Innes. ‘Stay still and don’t panic. I’ll set you free as soon as the sphinx cooperates.’ He turned to Atacama. “Let me through the door and I’ll let them out of that cage.”

…which suggests that he’s no longer part of the team.

But then he claims, very politely, that he doesn’t want to hurt them, that he wants to answer their questions about curses, that he can introduce them to a deeper layer of magic, and that all he wants is their help to solve a magical mystery.

So now Molly knows that the toad’s name is Theo. But she doesn’t know if he’s still her friend, if he’s still a member of the Spellchasers team, or if he’s now their enemy…

What would you do? Agree to help him? Ask another Spellchasers character to break their vow to help him? Or refuse, and fight back? What would you do?

You can find out what Molly does, in The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away.

 


About the series

The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running AwaySpellchasers character blog, the second book in Lari Don’s Spellchasers trilogy is available now. Look out for The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, the dramatic final book in the trilogy, coming Autumn 2017.

Lari Don will be bringing Spellchasers to events across Scotland. Check out the full list of events here.

Missed Molly and the team’s adventures so far? Catch up in The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, the first book in the Spellchasers trilogy, available now.

Let us know your favourite #Spellchasers character on Twitter (@discoverkelpies)!

The Spellchasers trilogy – what happens next?

At our special book launch for The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away – the second book in Spellchasers trilogy – author Lari Don let us into some of the secrets of writing exciting stories.

After hearing a sneaky snippet of one of the most dramatic moments of the story so far, the lucky pupils from Flora Stevenson and Stockbridge Primary Schools predicted what would happen to Molly and friends in the rest of the Spellchasers trilogy.

Lari let us know what she thought of some of their predictions!

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“I think that one of the characters will die”

It’s so hard for me to decide whether or not to kill characters off! I don’t like to do it (I care about all my characters, even the baddies, also I don’t like the idea of upsetting readers and, honestly, I don’t really want to upset myself either.) But writers have to be ruthless, these are dark and dangerous adventures, and I can’t promise to keep everyone alive.

“They will have a battle to decide if their curse is lifted”

I love writing fight scenes! And my ambushes and attacks do get bigger and more scary as we go through the trilogy. So, look out for some serious action in The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, but I might have kept the biggest battle for the finale of the whole trilogy…

“They will go find more monsters”

Aha! More monsters are always a good idea in an adventure! But Molly and her friends don’t often go looking for monsters – maybe the monsters find them!

“Molly uses loads of shapeshifting to save her friends and herself”

Molly is certainly going to do her best to save everyone. But it might not work…

“I think the curse is going to get worse and she might turn into other animals!”

There will be more curses, there will be WORSE curses, and there will be more shapeshifting, because ‘worse’ always makes for a better adventure, but I’m not going to give any more away that that!

“Molly might have a great big adventure”

I hope Molly does have a great big adventure – all the way to the end of the trilogy! I also hope you have an adventure reading about the magic she meets…

 


Spellchasers trilogy book two

The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, the second book in Lari Don’s Spellchasers trilogy is available now. Look out for The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, the dramatic final book in the trilogy, coming Autumn 2017.

Lari Don will be bringing Spellchasers to bookshops across Scotland this Spring. Check out the full list of events here.

Missed Molly and the team’s adventures so far? Catch up in The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, the first book in the Spellchasers trilogy, available now.

Meet the Spellchasers team!

You’re on a quest to lift your curse. You’ve just been surrounded by the grey men of Ben Macdui. You need someone to help you escape. Who would you choose for your Spellchasers team?

Would it be Molly, Innes, Beth, Atacama, or the mysterious toad?

Each member of the Spellchasers team has unique skills and strengths, as well as being a different species! Who do you think would be best in helping you combat cursed-hatched crows and vanquish villains?

Take a look at our Spellchasers team profiles to help you choose.

The Spellchasers team

spellchasers team molly

Species: Human, part-time hare

Strengths: speed (when a hare), fast learner, leadership skills

Weaknesses: limited shapeshifting control, lack of magical knowledge

How to recognise: short brown hair, long ears

Age of curse (at start of workshop): 2 days

Quote: “Being a hare for a wee while is fine, so long as I don’t meet a fox or a greyhound. But thinking it would never end was horrible.”

spellchasers team innes

Species: Kelpie (water-horse)

Strengths: Shapeshifting, speed, strength, bravery, loyalty (but to whom?)

Weaknesses: recklessness, short temper

How to recognise: blond hair, white mane, green tentacles

Age of curse (at start of workshop): one year

Quote: “You are my prisoner, defeated by my hooves, in my circle, under my power. You will answer my questions.”

spellchasers team beth

Species: Dryad (tree-spirit)

Strengths: Controlling wood, communicating with trees, strong principles

Weaknesses: rigid and conservative attitude to magic

How to recognise: Purple hair, green eyes, black clothes, silver jewellery

Age of curse (at start of workshop): more than 300 years

Quote: “When I enter the trees’ world, I see what they see. And they see dark-magic users growing rotten inside…”

spellchasers team atacama

Species: Sphinx

Strengths: wisdom, calmness, claws

Weaknesses: conflicting loyalties

How to recognise: cat’s body, human face, long tail, small wings – all black

Age of curse (at start of workshop): 1 week

Quote: “I don’t want you to hurt them. But I can’t let you through unless you answer my riddle.”

spellchasers team toad

Species: Toad/Unknown

Strengths: mysteriously fast outhouse building

Weaknesses: can’t speak, or write, or solve riddles

How to recognise: Warty skin, sand-coloured, big eyes, crawls rather than hops

Age of curse (at start of workshop): unknown

Quote: “Croak”

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Let us know who you’d choose for your Spellchasers team and why. Vote using our teams hashtags on Twitter and Facebook.

Spellchasers team Innes Spellchasers team Beth Spellchasers team Atacama
 

Spellchasers team Molly Spellchasers team toad


Find out more

The Shapeshifter's Guide to Running AwayThe Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, the second book in Lari Don’s Spellchasers trilogy is available now. Look out for The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, the dramatic final book in the trilogy, coming Autumn 2017.

Have you missed Molly and the team’s adventures so far? Catch up in The Beginner’s Guide to Curses.

Superfans speculate on the Spellchasers trilogy

We’re waiting on tenterhooks to read The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, the next instalment of Lari Don’s Spellchasers trilogy.

In The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, Molly and her classmates reached the end of Mrs Sharpe’s curse-lifting workshop. But Molly is still stuck with her curse, and now it’s getting worse. What can the team do to lift Molly’s curse? Who is the toad? And what does the Promise Keeper have to do with it all?

We asked Lari Don Superfans Lucy and Isobel for their predictions of what will happen in The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away.

Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away - Lucy

Molly and the team are running away from Corbie because he’s trying to stop them from helping the toad. The toad lives in a hot country and has magical fire skills, and he needs to get a magically-powered stone that his family can’t survive without. The toad tried to get past Atacama who was guarding the stone, on behalf of an evil witch who had taken it to punish his family because they called her an ugly toad!

Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away - Isobel

Molly and the curse-lifting team will meet up with each other in December when Molly is visiting her Aunt for Christmas in Craigvenie. The friends need to battle monsters, larger and more evil than the wyrm, using Molly and Innes’s shapeshifting powers. The team will have to try to get along (and in Innes’s case, not eat each other!). As always, there will be lots of exciting twists and thrilling cliff-hangers along the way!

Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away - Hannah

(Isobel’s mum!)

The next book will revolve around Molly’s new-found witch powers. Molly will gain better control of her shapeshifting abilities to fight cursed magical beings like the wyrm. She might even work out how to overcome the fact that she changes back to her human form when crossing a boundary.

 

Do you think Lucy, Isobel or Hannah have got it right? Let us know what you think will happen in The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away by posting before 16th February on Facebook or Twitter using #Spellchasers.

We’re not giving away any secrets. You’ll have to read it to find out!


The Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away

The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, the second book in Lari Don’s Spellchasers trilogy, will be published on 16th February. Look out for The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, the dramatic final book in the trilogy, coming Autumn 2017.

Have you missed Molly and the team’s adventures so far? Catch up in The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, available now.

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Spellchasers competition: win a signed book!

Calling all Lari Don fans! To celebrate the launch of The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, Atacama the sphinx helped us to put together this tricky riddle competition. The winner of our Spellchasers competition will get their hands on a special signed copy from author Lari Don.

In this, the second book in the Spellchasers trilogy, Molly’s curse is getting worse. The curse-breaking workshop hasn’t exactly turned out how Molly and her friends had hoped. And now something is going wrong with the way curses work. The team need to find the Promise Keeper who controls all curses, but the Keeper is guarded by Atacama and his riddle.

Can you help the team reach the Promise Keeper and stop the world of curses from spinning out of control? Solve Atacama’s three riddles below and enter our Spellchasers competition to have a chance of winning. Simply send the answers to all three riddles to spellchasers@florisbooks.co.uk by 5pm on Friday 10th February.

 
Spellchasers Competition 1

I have a trunk, but I’m not an elephant,

I’m proud of my bark, but I’m not a dog,

I make rings, but I’m not a jeweller,

What am I?

Spellchasers Competition 2

I helped long-ago writers write,

I make pillows soft and duvets fluffy,

And I keep birds in the air,

What am I?

Spellchasers Competition 3

I am a wet weather gift, tied up in a neat ribbon.

I am a curve of many colours,

but never brown, pink, black or white.

What am I?

 

We’ll announce the winner of our Spellchasers competition – along with the answers to our riddles – on Thursday 16th February (publication day!) on the DiscoverKelpies blog and on our Twitter and Facebook channels.

Good luck!

The Shapeshifter's Guide to Running Away

The Shapeshifter’s Guide to Running Away, the second book in Lari Don’s Spellchasers trilogy will be published on 16th February. Look out for The Witch’s Guide to Magical Combat, the dramatic final book in the trilogy, coming Autumn 2017.

Missed Molly and the team’s adventures so far? Catch up in The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, the first book in the Spellchasers trilogy, available now.

A Very Kelpie Christmas

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It’s almost Christmas morning, and all over the world children will soon be rushing to open their presents. But have you ever wondered what your favourite Kelpies characters might be getting up to on Christmas day? Read on to find out!

Thorfinn the Nicest Viking by David MacPhail

In most places they decorate trees for Christmas, but in Thorfinn’s village it’s traditional to decorate the Christmas goat. Thorfinn festoons the creature with pretty baubles and shiny glass. The other Vikings use dead rats and severed ears. It’s also traditional to catapult the goat into the fjord after they’ve finished, but, as usual, Thorfinn volunteers to take its place. He dons his swimming trunks and plonks himself on top of the catapult. “Merry Christmas, my dear friends,” he says, as the catapult is released. Thorfinn finds his yuletide dip most invigorating.


bottom-trumps-slugboy-full-colour-v1Slugboy aka Murdo McLeod
from Slugboy Saves the World by Mark A Smith

It’s 5.09am on Christmas morning and Murdo’s just getting home. He’s been up half the night foiling a festive foe called Randolph the Red-Nosed Robber. Well, maybe “foiling” is too strong a word. That sort of suggests he was in some way successful (he wasn’t). Still, Murdo isn’t about to let another failed adventure spoil his Christmas. All he needs to do now is get to bed without waking his mum…

 


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Molly
from The Beginner’s Guide to Curses by Lari Don

Molly’s paws make tiny dents on the crust of last night’s snow. She had wished for a white Christmas, hoping to test her hare-speed on a new surface. She hadn’t wished for the beast behind her. The creature she’d found chewing her stocking this morning.

Now Molly hears heavy breathing and heavier feet. It’s catching up. She feels hot breath on her neck; snow melts to water under her paws…

(Want to find out what happens next? Head on over to Lari’s blog to read the rest!)

 


granny-emily-harry-dogWee Granny
from Wee Granny’s Magic Bag by Elizabeth McKay

Harry and Emily are showing Wee Granny their presents.

‘Oh no,’ Mum calls from the kitchen, ‘we’ve got a power cut. I can’t cook Christmas dinner.’

‘Och, don’t worry,’ says Wee Granny, reaching into her tartan bag and bringing out a table laden with turkey and all the trimmings, trifle, mince pies and bottles of ginger wine.

‘Cheers,’ says Wee Granny, raising her glass, ‘and Happy Christmas, my bonnie darlings.’


4th-bonniest-babyThe Fourth Bonniest Baby in Dundee by Michelle Sloan

“It’s Christmas Day!” the bairns all shriek.
Our Bonnie Baby takes a peek
To see his stocking filled with sweets and toys.

A teddy, a train, some coins, a cracker,
A Santa in a shiny wrapper –
He’s chocolate! Bonnie Baby has a lick.

He rips and bites, grips Santa tight.
The chocolate melts – we thought it might!
Och no! Our bonnie baby’s in a state!

He’s sticky, claggie, clarty too,
Head to toe in chocolatey goo!
The tastiest Christmas baby in Dundee.

 


Calum FergusonCalum Ferguson
from Scotland Stars F.C. by Danny Scott

It’s Christmas morning, 6.30 am. Calum braves the cold of his bedroom to shuffle across to the window in his pyjamas. Above him, his breath hangs in the air like footballers doing bicycle kicks. “Yes,” Calum whispers, gazing out at the snow, “a white Christmas!” A few seconds later, Calum’s dad emerges from the back door. Did he get up early to build a snowman? Calum thinks before he spots three white poles, a net and a set of instructions.

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Magical Mayhem at the Launch of Lari Don’s Spellchasers Trilogy

On Thursday evening, trainee witches, wizards and warlocks from across Edinburgh gathered in the magical surroundings of Augustine United Church to help Lari Don celebrate the launch of her new trilogy, Spellchasers. Little did they know that on arrival, they would be inflicted with a terrible curse…

The curses

The curses

Our young adventurers had to set out to solve five notorious riddles so that head witch Lari Don could lift their curses. The puzzles were fiendishly difficult, but children who attend book launches are known to be very wise, and so everyone was able to lift their curses with ease!

Intrepid young witches and wizards working to solve the riddles and lift their curse!

Intrepid young witches and wizards working to solve the riddles and lift their curse

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to solve the riddles and get your curse lifted? Have a go!

In the morning,
my blood runs cold and slow under my shiny skin.

In the afternoon,
my sun-warmed body speeds across the land in legless curves.

In the evening,
I eat with a fork, not a knife or a spoon.

At any time of day,
don’t ssstand on me, or I might bite you…

What am I?


I have a wide circular mouth and a big round belly

I’m happy to eat newts tails, toads warts and frog spawn jelly

As my soup boils, I murmer “hubble bubble”

But if you drink it, you might find toil and trouble.

What am I?


Long ago, I caused the siege of Troy

More recently, I adventured with fabled beasts

Now, I’m wishing Molly luck

What’s my name?


Golden, I fooled Atalanta

Red, I put Snow White to sleep

Green, I might be grown by your granny

And any colour, I keep the doctor away

What am I?


I must be broken to be any use

I can be chocolate or painted or made of stone

A bunny might deliver me in the springtime

What am I?


Did you get them all? The answers are at the end of this post for you to check!

Head witch Lari Don put the curses into her cauldron so she could lift them all!

Head witch Lari Don was on hand with her cauldron to help everyone lift their curses!

The first book in the Spellchasers trilogy, The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, is out now!

Did you get the answers to all five riddles?

 1. Snake, 2. Cauldron, 3. Helen, 4. Apple, 5. Egg

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Spellchasers: The Beginner’s Guide to Curses

Spellchasers: Beginner's Guide to Curses jacket coverYou may have heard us talking about Lari Don’s amazing Spellchasers trilogy recently, and now the first book – The Beginner’s Guide to Curses – is finally available to buy in a bookshop near you! We’re offering you the chance to win your very own copy signed by Lari Don! To be in with a chance, simply use the form below to sign up to our mailing list, and you’ll be entered into a draw to win the book.

Some of the winners of our Spellchasers competition have written reviews of The Beginner’s Guide to Curses. Here’s what they thought:

Lucy, aged 8

Very funny, really exciting adventurous book

This is a good book for boys and girls from seven to twelve years. This book is an exciting fantasy quest with a lot of twists. The characters are great and there is a super evil one. The main characters are Molly, a normal girl, Beth, a tree spirit, Innes, a kelpie and a toad. They are working together to solve the curses on themselves and their families. It is such a good book I just couldn’t put it down and I wish it was longer. I walked round the house with my nose in the book and I felt like some of the characters when I was really engrossed. Reading all of Lari Don’s books has made me love books more than ever. The end is super exciting and I can’t wait for the next one because there’s some things I want to find out.

Isobel, aged 10

Molly and others have been cursed. She needs to break the curse, but there is a decision to make: should she work with her new found friends to break all the curses put on them, or fight to break only her own curse and risk losing her only chance of freedom from this dreadful trap.

This is a great book for those who enjoy a heart-racing and mythical story. It is full of cliff hangers and exciting endings. It keeps you on edge, as well as cramming in heart-warming and terrifying parts and paragraphs!

10/10

Isabel, aged 9

Absolutely brilliant book. I found it very interesting and thrilling due to the vivid pictures the author paints in your mind. Definitely aimed towards years 5-6 (or seniors!). An exciting novel, extremely magical. The book starts when the main character, Molly Drummond, is being chased by a dog. She thinks the dog is chasing her human form! She does not know that she turns into a hare when a dog barks – she has been cursed! Following a visit to a witch she goes on a course for cursed being with a sphinx, a toad, a dryad and a kelpie. Later in the book they set off on an adventure, and eventually work together and break their curses. Or do they? I definitely recommend this book. The author has a very good imagination!

5 stars

And it’s not just young readers who are enjoying The Beginner’s Guide to Curses, booksellers are loving it too! Here’s what Sally, from the Far from the Madding Crowd bookshop in Linlithgow, thought:

I’ve always enjoyed Lari Don’s work, she has a real gift for writing for children of all ages and her events are second to none, whether for a small group or a whole school.
I recently raced through The Beginner’s Guide to Curses and was reminded again that Lari’s great gift is being able to bring traditional folklore tales to the contemporary reader completely naturally. She seamlessly introduces ancient figures and myths to a modern adventure story: the combination of a sphinx, a kelpie, a wood sprite, a mysterious toad and a shape-shifting human overcoming their differences to work as a team is just brilliant. The Scottish landscape is a great setting as well – I could just picture the hare racing through the heather hillside as the fox chased her!
Spellchasers is another excellent series from one of our favourite authors, I’m already looking forward to the next one!

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