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Saturday, 6 July 2019

Review: Polly and Buster The Search for the Silver Witch


In the final pages of Polly and Buster #2, the mayor of Blackmoon Coven announces Buster will receive a bravery award. It will be the first time in history a monster is honoured.

Polly dares to hope it's the beginning of peace among witches and monsters.

But then Polly is banned from speaking to Buster and the only witch who supports true peace is dismissed from teaching at Polly's school. Dastardly Mrs Halloway releases the purple mist of hatred and it seems all is lost.

Our heroes race to find the silver witch they need to save the day. But Polly's Aunt Hilda is not at all what they expect. Is there any way to save Blackmoon Coven?

Sally Rippin's high-action finale to the Polly and Buster Trilogy packs a punch.  Not only do Polly and Buster face their most dangerous challenge yet, they help children understand issues like discrimination, injustice and inequality amidst their high-octane adventure with life-and-death stakes.

I couldn't put it down.

Title: Polly and Buster: The Search for the Silver Witch
Author/Illustrator: Sally Rippin
Publisher: Hardie Grant Egmont, $19.99
Publication Date: 1 June 2019
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 97817601129033
For ages: 7 +
Type: Junior Fiction


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