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Room on the Broom

Written by Julia Donaldson

The witch and her cat fly happily over forests, rivers and mountains on their broomstick until a stormy wind blows away the witch’s hat, bow and wand. They are retrieved by a dog, a bird and a frog, and each animal asks for a ride on the broom. They climb on, one after the next, until the broom is so heavy that it snaps in two! What will happen next as they tumble into a bog and meet a greedy dragon?

Room on the Broom book cover

Axel says:

I wanted to try out different paper and different paints for this book, but in the end I did it the same way as always. I was close to despair doing the stormy skies...the first picture I did about nine times! The paints just wouldn't do what I wanted them to do. Julia had imagined the witch looking completely different - but went along with my version - big chin and a wart ( - a wart! again?!! but not poisonous or green this time) on her cucumber nose.

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