The Prince and the Witch and the Thief and the Bears by Alastair Chisholm

Thu 29 August 2019

When Dad asks Jamie what kind of bedtime story he wants, Jamie asks for a 'made-up one' with a Prince, a bear, a witch... and MORE bears! So begins a hilarious, action-packed fairytale told by Dad, with interjections by Jamie, that will have the whole family giggling. 

Written by Alastair Chisholm, who is based in Edinburgh, Scotland and started out as a software developer. These days he writes books for children and  makes puzzles for them too.

Jez Tuya is a professional illustrator and character designer, working in books, film and TV, based in Wellington, New Zealand. His vibrant illustrations jump off the page and bring Alastair's colourful cast of characters to life.

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Read by singer and writer Donné Restom.

Published by Walker Books.

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