Our hero is Jess, the long-suffering apprentice to the demanding and rather self-centred witches, Agnes Moonthistle and Sybil Higginbotham. The top lifestyle TV show, Changing Brooms (which bears an uncanny resemblance to another popular TV show) offers all three the chance to get what they really want in the world - using a little magic to help things along - with hilarious and unexpected results! With the gentle humour and tremendous sympathy for her characters that distinguished Spook School, Sue Purkiss has created another winning novel for newly-confident readers.
Acclaim for the series: '…a quartet of books with robust child appeal … the brief is clearly to appeal to those recently emerging from reading schemes but requiring continuing support. But the stories have a fresh originality that will make them great favourites' - Lindsey Fraser, Guardian Education Book of the Week, 13/05/03.
As a child, Sue Purkiss always wanted to be a writer, but it wasn't until she had been a teacher and brought up her three children that she found time to realize her dream occupation. She now combines writing with part-time teaching. Her first novel, Spook School, was published in Black Cats in May 2003.