Secrets & Spells is the first instalment in the sparkling, magical Little Witch series from popular children’s author, Aleesah Darlison. The tiny beach town of Mixton Bay wasn’t Courtney’s idea of a holiday. In fact, she thought it was the sleepiest, most boring holiday place ever! Little did she know that family secrets, magic and mystery, and the memory of her grandma Delia would result in a special holiday to remember. Twelve-year old Courtney never met her grandmother but it seems like Delia wants to make her presence felt. Courtney’s Dad isn’t saying why he left Mixton Bay years ago, and the strange things that are happening in her grandmother’s old house, well, they’re just adding to the mystery! When Courtney finds a mystical ‘Book of Spells’ with her name on the box, you could say that Courtney’s boring holiday starts to get a whole lot more interesting. Add in to the mix Ink the talking cat, and her new friend, Justice, a surfer boy with a secret of his own, and this new little witch is just getting started with hilarious consequences. Will Courtney discover what lies behind all the secrets and bring her family closer together or will she explode trying?
Aleesah Darlison is a multi-published, award-winning Australian author. She has written nearly forty books for boys and girls of all ages. Her much-loved stories promote the concepts of sustainability, environmental awareness, courage, understanding, anti-bullying, love, self-belief, friendship and teamwork. Aleesah’s book, Our Class Tiger, was joint winner of the 2015 Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Non-Fiction). Aleesah’s other series' for children include the Unicorn Riders series and the Totally Twins series.