Witching Again!

Witching Again!

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

In this third story about Cackling Carol the witch, Big Roddy her dog and Broom, her witch's broom, of course, the three friends are reunited again. But along the way they run into trouble in the shape of Egbert, the wicked blue wizard. Carol is nearly out of magic. Can she save her faithful friends from Egbert's fury? Or will Broom have to stay a floor cloth and Big Roddy a toy dog for ever?Cackling Carol sets out to find her dog Big Roddy ad her broom. After she was moved out of her cavern and into a flat by social workers, Carol became de-witched. She forgot about her friends so they set off to find a new home. But Cackling Carol is hot on their trail now. She realises how silly she's been. Unfortunately Broom and Big Roddy bump into Egbert, the wicked blue wizard, again. Can Carol save her friends from his evil magic? Can she even save herself? Fun and adventure in this last story in the Witch's Dog trilogy. The Witch's Dog is the first story, and De-Witched is the second.
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Flint Dog

Flint Dog

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

Welcome to the Stone Age! Flint Dog is the story of a ten-year-old boy, Youngest. He has just two dreams — the first is to be a Hunter like his big brother and his father, and his second is to have a dog of his own. He has many adventures on the way to do with caves, a mammoth and a menhir.Flint Dog has been carefully researched. It brings to life a period in history that's often neglected.Welcome to the Stone Age! Flint Dog is the story of a ten-year-old boy, Youngest. He has just two dreams — the first is to be a Hunter like his big brother and his father, and his second is to have a new dog of his own, after his beloved White Tail dies. Both dreams are fulfilled in the form of misshapen lump of flint — the flint dog of the story’s title. On the way Youngest has several adventures concerning baskets, caves, a mammoth and a menhir.Flint Dog, set in France, has been very carefully researched. It brings to life a period in our history that is often neglected. Suitable for 7-13 year olds - young readers who are ready to be stretched.
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De-Witched!

De-Witched!

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

This is another story about Cackling Carol the witch, Big Roddy her dog and their best friend Broom. Well meaning social workers find Cackling Carol in her cold and dark witch's cavern and rehome her in a sparkling clean new flat in the town. Carol hates it and can't wait to leave, but slowly and surely she becomes - de-witched! Whatever will Broom and Big Roddy do?This is the second story about Cackling Carol and her witch's dog, Big Roddy, and their best friend Broom. In this adventure, Cackling Carol is taken into care by well meaing social workers. They find her a horribly clean flat without even a single cobweb and keep giving her cups of tea, which Cackling Carol hates. Carol can't wait to leave.But, thanks to her neighbour Flo, Carol starts going shopping and buying nice clothes. She has her hair done and even gets her nails manicured. What with all this retail therapy and visits to the cinema, suddenly Cackling Carol doesn't have time for her faithful dog and broom any more. She'd been de-witched.Whatever will Broom and Big Roddy do?
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Oh Gran!

Oh Gran!

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

Gran has plenty of surprises up her sleeve when she comes to look after Emily for the weekend. For one thing, she rides a tiger-striped motorbike, and for another, she lives on burgers and muffins. And that's just the start ...Gran is recently back from spending a few years in Australia. She comes to look after Emily for a weekend. Emily is dreading it as she doesn't really know her Gran, and all her friends say theirs are boring and fussy. Grans can be so uncool. But not this Gran. She rides a tiger-striped motor-bike, a bit too fast sometimes. She eats nothing but burgers and muffins and has picked up some handy Aboriginal skills during her time 'down under'. Emily is in for quite a surprise!
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The Witch's Dog

The Witch's Dog

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

Cackling Carol must be the only witch in the world who hates cats! So she decides to get a dog instead. Together with her faithful and very clever Broom, she visits a dogs' home and finds Big Roddy, the biggest and shaggiest dog you could imagine. All Cackling Carol's witchy friends fall about laughing when they see him. But just who is it that saves them all from the wicked Wizard Egbert?Cackling Carol must be the only witch in the world who hates cats! But she really wants a pet to keep her company and so she decides to get a dog instead. Together with her faithful and very clever Broom, she visits a dogs' home. She's after a nice small dog that will fit on on Broom with her. But who does she come out with? Big Roddy, the biggest, bounciest and shaggiest dog you could imagine. All Cackling Carol's witchy friends fall about laughing when they meet him. But just who is it that saves them all from the wicked Wizard Egbert and his despicable spells? Not the cats, that's for sure!
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Stanley and the Football Sock

Stanley and the Football Sock

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

Stanley Thomas Ian Nigel Kevin Smith, otherwise known as STINKS, is in trouble. Big trouble. He's lost his football sock. And if he doesn't get it back, Mum won't let him go to football practice. So he goes on a hunt which involves friends, conkers, bullies, head masters, cows, rats and dinosaurs. And does he get his sock back? You'll have to read the story and find out for yourself!What happens when love turns toxic? Sam and Sandy had the best of starts. Most of their friends still think they’re perfect for each other. But behind the public façade lurks a skeleton in the closet: one of them is emotionally abusing the other, making their partner live in constant fear and guilt. Which one, and why does the other stay? Told from the author’s personal experience of a controlling relationship, ‘A Toxic Affair’ examines the ins and outs of emotional abuse and how something as innocent as young love can swiftly become something more sinister.
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The Smelliest Cheese in the World!

The Smelliest Cheese in the World!

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

Here's a very fun story for children about very smelly cheese. I wrote it after visiting a smelly cheese factory in France. That cheese was smelly, but the cheese is my story is far, far worse. Mr Smelleigh, the manufacturer, says it's the smelliest thing in the world. If it isn't, he'll eat his pet skunk.So he's in for trouble when Stanley and friends arrive for a guided tour of the factory ...Mr Smelleigh's great, great grandfather arrived from France with no money but a recipe for smelly cheese tucked in his sock. He built the famous cheese factory that Mr Smelleigh now runs. The cheese is so smelly that it makes cars break down and flowers wilt. But it's so delicious that nobody minds. Mr Smelleigh is sure that his cheese is the smelliest thing in the world. He's so sure that he tells people he'll eat his pet skunk if he finds something that's even smellier. So when Stanley comes along, wearing a pair of socks that he's worn all week, including in bed, is Mr Smelleigh in for a shock? What else lies in store for him? Will he still be making Smelleigh's smelly cheese after Stanley's visit? Read the story, laugh, and find out!
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A Girl Called Deirdre Duck

A Girl Called Deirdre Duck

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

Deirdre's surname is Duck, and she hates it! Everyone teases her at school, and even her dad calls her his little duckling. It's awful! Then one day she rescues a duckling which is all tangled up in fishing line, and this is the day that changes her life. With help from her new feathered friends, she hatches a plan and starts to enjoy being Deirdre DuckDeirdre's surname is Duck, and she hates it! Everyone teases her at school, and even her dad calls her his little duckling. First Deirdre tries to smarten herself up a little, but that doesn't stop the name calling. So she decides to become a duck and go and live on the pond on the park. She eats a lot of bread and swims every day. That plan doesn't work either.But the day she rescues a duckling which is all tangled up in fishing line is the day that changes her life. With help from her new feathered friends, she hatches a plan and starts to enjoy being Deirdre Duck.
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Animal Rescue Club

Animal Rescue Club

Stephanie Dagg

Cultural / France / Nonfiction

Emma has started at a new school and wants to make friends. So when the twins announce that they have started an animal rescue club, she's determined to become a member. She begins to hunt for an animal to rescue, but that proves to be much harder than she ever imagined. Will she ever be a member of the Animal Rescue Club?Emma has started at a new school and wants to make friends. So when the twins in her class announce that they have started an animal rescue club, she's determined to become a member. She begins to hunt for an animal to rescue, but that proves to be much harder than she ever imagined. Will she ever be a member of the Animal Rescue Club?
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