TITLE: The Magic Diary
GENRE: MG Fantasy
Magic may be good and magic may be bad. But wherever there is magic, witches are not far away. You may think you have never seen one, but I’m sure you have. At least one lives near all of us. She most certainly has a cat and tends the garden every day. She may be old and wise, or she may be young and pretty. She may be the neighbour that bakes you cookies, or the one who calls animal control on your dog. She may be good or evil, but you will never know. Because, even if you ask nicely, she won’t tell you.
Ten-year-old Emily Jones can tell you a thing or two about witches, for she has met one. And a very powerful and wicked one at that.
It all started one autumn day …
“Wake up! It’s time for school!”
Squinting against the bright sunlight seeping in through the thin curtains, Emily turned to her brother. “Leave me alone. I don’t want to go.” She buried her head under the pillow when he pulled at the sheets, almost throwing her out of the bed.
She scowled. Why did he always have to do that? “Stop it! Or I’ll tell Dad.”
“Feel free. He’s not here.” Sammy chuckled and pulled harder.
Emily sat upright and rubbed the sleep out of her eyes. “Where is he then? Did he go to see Mum?”
“Don’t be silly. He’s off to work. And he put me in charge. Now get up, squirt, or I’ll make you.”