An Buachaill Bó / The Witch Apprentice

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Written by: Marian Broderick and Gillian Perdue
Illustrated by: Francesca Carabelli and Michael Connor 
Publisher: The O'Brien Press

The Witch Apprentice- There’s something very odd going on in Anna Kelly’s new home – her guardians, Grizz and Wormella Mint, are witches, and they want Anna to help them with their nasty spells! Poor Anna gets stuck in their horrible house, chopping up toadstools and scrambling frogspawn, with no-one but Charlie the cat for company. She’d much rather be out playing. When she discovers an evil, old spell book in the cellar – can Anna make the magic work for her? 

An Buachaill Bó Is breá le Conor a chulaith buachalla bó. ‘Yee Haw!’ a deir sé. ‘Lámha suas!’ Is í culaith Conor an rud is fearr ar domhan. Ach an mbeidh sé ábalta í a chaitheamh ar scoil? 

When Conor’s parents give him a present of a cowboy suit he wants to wear it all the time. At school Conor is teased for his cowboy outfit, but he doesn’t care. Then the other children in his class think it’s great fun and they want to dress up too. So their teacher decides that all the class may dress up on Fridays. Even Teacher dresses up – as the sheriff! Conor and his cowboy suit started it all! 

The Witch Apprentice written by Marian Broderick and illustrated by Francesca Carabelli

An Buachaill Bó written by Gillian Perdue and illustrated by Michael Connor

    About the Authors

    Marian Broderick

    Gillian Perdue

    About the Illustrators

    Francesca Carabelli

    Michael Connor 

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