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Grace-Ella: Spells for Beginners

Sharon Marie Jones

illustrated by Adriana J Puglisi

£5.99 Order here

Longlisted for the Shrewsbury Best Book Award 2018

‘It all began when the black cat strolled into Number 32…'

Grace-Ella is thrilled when Mr Whiskins arrives. She’s always wanted a pet. But Mr Whiskins has a secret. On the ninth day of the ninth month of her ninth year, he tells her: Grace-Ella is a witch!

Being a witch is exciting but it isn’t easy. Will Grace-Ella’s best friends still want to be friends with her? Will she be any good at spells? Can she stop the school bully without revealing her magic and breaking the witches’ rules?

Grace-Ella’s adventures are about to begin…

Read the sequel Grace Ella: Witch Camp

Sharon has prepared a set of teaching resources based on her Grace Ella books. We hope you find them useful!
Grace Ella: Spells for Beginners Click here to download.
Grace Ella: Witch Camp Click here to download.
'Grace-Ella is a super amazing and very imaginative book.' Nina from familybookworms
'The first in a series, Grace-Ella Spells for Beginners is a lively helping of fun, magic, friendship and being true to yourself. Young readers are sure to identify with Grace-Ella.' Andrea Reece, Lovereading4Kids

'A delightful book and a superb main Character in Grace-Ella. I particularly liked mum's reaction upon finding out her daughter was a witch. Beautifully written with a subtle lesson in not hurting others threaded through it. I thoroughly enjoyed this book.' Toppsta review

'a fun, delightful read… I imagine children 7+ will adore this book. I can’t wait to read about Grace-Ella’s next adventure.' An Awfully Big Blog Adventure

'I can’t tell you how much I love this enchanting debut from Sharon and Adriana. Grace-Ella managed to cast a spell over me with its marvellous characters and captivating storytelling.' Bookloverjo

‘With its natural conversational text and occasional drawings, this is an ideal book for the age group and there is no doubt that readers will want to know more about their heroine's trials and tribulations as she seeks to progress to being a fully fledged witch. Let's hope that Grace-Ella – Spells for Beginners is the first of a series!’ A review from, with the permission of the Welsh Books Council