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Pongwiffy: a witch of dirty habits

Pongwiffy: a witch of dirty habits

Umansky, Kaye; Price, Nick (Nicholas R.)

Pongwiffy, a witch of dirty habits, has just moved into a new cave - and she has a problem: her neighbours are some extremely noisy Goblins. Before long Pongwiffy has had enough and asks her best friend, Witch Sharkadder, to help her find somewhere else to live. That's when the problems really start

Book. English. Children's stories.
Rev. ed.
Published London: Bloomsbury, 2009
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Statement of responsibility: Kaye Umansky
Edition statement: illustrated by Nick Price.
ISBN: 0747596921, 9780747596929
Intended audience: Juvenile.
Note: Previous ed: London: A & C Black, 1988.
Physical Description: 152 p. : ill., map ; 20 cm.
Subject: Pongwiffy (Fictitious character) Juvenile fiction.; Witches Juvenile fiction.

Accelerated Reading

Book Level: 4.8
Interest Level: MY
Points: 4
Quiz Number: 217331

Author note

Kaye Umansky was born in Plymouth, Devon. She went to Teacher Training College, after which she taught in London primary schools for twelve years, specializing in music and drama.

She now lives in North London and writes full-time - or as full-time as she can get in between trips to Sainsbury's and looking after her husband (Mo), daughter (Ella) and her cats.


'Brought roars of both delight and disgust … an ebulliently uninhibited farce'
Guardian||'This will appeal to the delicious anarchy in children'
Prima||'Jokey enough to persuade reluctant readers there is pleasure to be had from dipping into books'
Guardian||'Young readers adore the jokes and the grubbiness'
Daily Telegraph