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Scottish Friendly Children's Book Tour: Hedgewitch with Skye McKenna

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Skye McKenna grew up in a mining town in the Australian outback. Surrounded by the red dust of the Pilbara, she developed a healthy respect for wild things and wild places at a young age. When she's not reading and writing, she goes looking for stories in the hills and forests of her new home.

In this event Skye introduces her book and the inspiration behind Hedgewitch. Pupils will learn about magical plants and fungi, how to protect yourself from faery tricks and take the fledgling test to earn your witch's hat!​ There will be time at the end for pupils to ask questions and Skye will sign books.

About the book

It has been seven years since Cassie Morgan last saw her mother. Running away from her boarding school, she falls prey to a pack of child-nabbing goblins but escapes with the help of a flying broom and a talking cat. Cassie moves to the village of Hedgely to live with her aunt, the Hedgewitch, who protects England from the treacherous faery folk. Hear all about the enchanted forest of the Hedge and encounter the magical creatures of Faerie. ​

Find out more about Skye McKenna(this link will open in a new window)

When: Tuesday 25 April 2023

Who: Primary schools

Where: Your school (East Dunbartonshire, Stirling, West Dunbartonshire)

Cost: Fully funded

Audience: P4–7 (ages 8–12)

Audience size: Entire/multiple year groups or assembly preferred. Applications welcome from smaller cluster schools.

Deadline: Wednesday 22 March, 12 noon

Applications are now closed. This page is for information only.

If you have any questions or comments, please contact fraser.napier@scottishbooktrust.com(this link will open in a new window).