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From Pictures to Words - a guide to choosing books for beginner readers:
Magic, Witches and Wizardry


Harry’s Aunt by Sheila Lavelle
Published by The Penguin Group, 1995
ISBN 0-14-037530-9
Illustrations © Jo Davies, 1985


Attractive colour illustrations and well-spaced, simple text characteristic of the First Young Puffin Series help children make the transition from picture books to chapter books.

Harry’s Aunt by Sheila Lavelle is an ideal book for confident young readers. While holidaying with Aunt Winnie, Harry discovers she is, in fact, a witch who can turn herself into any animal where and whenever she wants. Harry gets fed up with her antics when she has to be freed from the bus after turning herself into an elephant or when, changed into a crocodile, she scares all the post-office customers on to the street.

Harry tries to keep Aunt Winnie at home but doesn’t succeed when it comes to the Dog Show in the Village Hall. Read what really happens when Harry takes home a black cat presuming it’s Aunt Winnie in yet another of her transformations.

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