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‘A Spelling Bee in the Ord World doesn’t actually involve any magic spells.’

If you relished reading about Mildred Hubble’s magical moments in The Worst Witch, then you’ll love meeting Ruby McCracken in this fun brand new book. Pre-teen witch Ruby is forced to move to the ordinary world and give up spells, Hex factor and her broomstick. Tragic! Here we introduce Ruby via her Guide to the Ordinary – or ‘Ord’ – world, where many of our everyday customs are absolutely baffling to Hexadonians like Ruby.

Extract from Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic
By Elizabeth Ezra
Published by Floris Books

 


Ruby McCracken: Tragic Without Magic by Elizabeth Ezra is out now published by Floris Books priced £6.99. Find out more about how the book’s fantastic cover design came about through the Kelpies Design and Illustration Prize in this article also on Books from Scotland.

Elizabeth Ezra was born in California, has lived in New York and Paris, and now lives with her family in Edinburgh. She teaches at the University of Stirling and writes children’s books in her spare time. In 2016 she won the Kelpies Prize for new Scottish writing for children.

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