The Teacher’s a Witch
Full title: Tempest of Trouble [a novel]
Creator / Author: Kieran Fanning
Item Type / Page count: Book / 125p
When Published: 2003
Publisher / Place of Publication: Mentor Books / 43 Furze Road, Sandyford Industrial Estate, Dublin 18.
About: A children’s novel in the form of a puzzle book. This is the third of four titles in a series called Code Crackers which require the reader to solve puzzles before moving on to subsequent pages. The book is aimed at a nine to thirteen-year-old readership. In this volume, the heroes, Sam and Lisa, have a spell cast on them by their teacher who happens to be an evil witch. They find themselves stranded on an enchanted island and have to devise some means of escape.
ID number(s): 1842102036
WW Connection #1: The author is a native of Stratford-on-Slaney in West Wicklow.
Extra #1: Opening lines: “Although it was only a training session, Sam took it as seriously as if it was a real match. Dropping his shoulder, he skipped past his man, only to be immediately confronted by a head-on tackle. It was his pal, Aaron, charging like a bull!……
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Extra #4: Contains illustrations by the author.
Extra #5: Link to the Author’s website [http://www.kieranfanning.com/]