the Cake, the Wolf and the Witch
The Cake, the Wolf and the Witch
The Cake the Wolf and the Witch was shortlisted in the James Reckitt Hull Children’s Book Award, and was chosen by Just Imagine as a Reading Gladiator title.

Here's what it's all about.

  • Max doesn't believe in fairy tales. He doesn't believe in happy endings either. So when he and his new brother and sister are whisked away to the Land of Happy Ever After on the day of his dad's wedding, Max is NOT impressed.
  • But the Land of Ever After is in trouble - and they need Max's help. Can Max be persuaded to go on a quest to save the fairy tale characters? And if he doesn't, how will they ever get home?
  • A magical mixed-up fairy tale adventure, perfect for fans of Enid Blyton's The Magic Faraway Tree.

Joyously original....endlessly inventive
Piers Torday (author of The Last Wild trilogy)

Through all the fantasticalness of the story, the character of Max and his step-siblings remain very much grounded in reality, and this makes this book a complete winner. With illustrations by the wonderful Tony Ross (of Horrid Henry fame), this is the summer’s must-read for children aged 7+
Minerva Reads Book of the Week  Full review here

Fast paced funny and touching...It's a story that is both funny and exciting, and it'll make you think, too, without being in any way sappy. Make sure you don't miss it.
***** The Book Bag

Delighted by #TheCakeTheWolfTheWitch, #Sondheim for 7+. A magical quest with heart and spark.
Children's book reviewer, Amanda Craig on Twitter

funny, moving and inventive...with a great cast of characters. A joy from start to finish
Peters Books

I loved this book as soon as I started reading it and it only got better as I followed Max on his quest to rescue Wild. I read its 234 pages in only three sittings so gripped was I by the confident and funny writing. It is told so well and deals lightly and beautifully with so many issues children need to have a prompt for discussing including: dealing with bereavement; families amalgamating and accepting step siblings; living a full life and being the best you can be. A great class novel or an absolutely brilliant book to read to your child at bedtime. It certainly kept me enthralled and I shall be recommending it to all 7-9 year olds I know.
***** The Reading Zone

We just couldn’t put it down! It’s a wonderfully original fairytale fantasy with a modern day hero and heroine and we love the way that Maudie Smith has intertwined so many well known fairytale characters into a story that includes its own unique twists.
Full of magic, suspense and action which kept us turning the pages until the very end. It’s a brilliant read!
Story Snug

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