From the Back Cover
‘How can you tell if a person’s a witch?’ asks Theo.
‘It isn’t easy, but there is a way. Witches’ tears turn to crystal as soon as they fall. Only thing is, witches don’t cry or hardly ever.’
In freezing hail and howling wind, a stranger is given shelter at Theo’s house – a stranger who loves telling stories and whose name is Mrs Scarum. Theo is convinced she’s witch and wishes his father would return home from his travels. But the blizzard continues and the night is long… there may be tears before morning.
A gentle yet wonderfully atmospheric story from an award-winning author.
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About the Author
Jenny Nimmo has been an actor, researcher, floor-manager and script editor for children’s television. Her first book The Bronze Trumpeter was published in 1975. The Snow Spider won the Tir na N’Og award and the Smarties Grand Prix. Jenny Nimmo was born in Windsor, Berkshire and now lives in Wales with her artist husband and three bi-lingual children.