Someone has stolen the witch of Crookhaven's horse, and there will be no peace in the village until it is returned. So bold, brassy Kate O'Sullivan takes matters into her own hands. But instead of saving the day, she manages to land herself -- and her family -- in trouble with the king. So Kate sets out to save their hides the only way she knows how -- with a good story.
Filled with imagination, wit, and a healthy helping of good old-fashioned Irish blarney, this is a hilarious tale that will keep readers coming back for more.
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"When the king arrives at Kate's doorstep to declare his love, she says that she might marry him in five years, after she has some of her own adventures. Kate is a lively, take-charge heroine and Talbott's colorful illustrations capture her spirit perfectly, whether her hair is standing on end as she sneezes a mighty 'AAAA CHOOO' or her eyes mirror innocent pleasure as she turns down the king's proposal." -- School Library Journal
"Full of broad and subtle humor, the story will be a read-aloud favorite, but it also has much to offer children who like to pore over detailed illustrations and daydream about other worlds." -- Booklist
|Recommended Age||5 - 9|
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|Publication Date||Jan 15, 2001|