Be who you really are . . . whoever that may be!
Half the time Bella Donna is a regular girl at a regular school with her regular friends - animal-mad Sam, and pink fan Angela. The rest of the time she's a young witch learning to cast spells and living with her adoptive mum Lilith, and Lilith's niece Verity. Bella is working very hard at learning her spells, as she's desperate to win the Spell Casting Contest. But a new teacher at school, Miss Rowan, is making her nervous. Witchlike things are happening in the classroom, and Bella knows it isn't her . . .
Beautifully illustrated throughout by winner of the Egmont Best New Talent award, Marion Lindsay.
Ruth Symes has written many novels and picture books, including the LITTLE REX and BELLA DONNA series for Piccadilly Press. She also writes dog books under the pseudonym Megan Rix, for Puffin, including the bestseller, THE PUPPY THAT CAME FOR CHRISTMAS. She was a resident writing coach on The Richard and Judy Show and was a judge on their 'Write a Children's Short Story' competition. Follow Ruth at www.ruthsymes.com or on Twitter: @ruth_symes.
Illustrator Marion Lindsay has always loved stories and pictures, so it made perfect sense when she decided to become a children's book illustrator, and she won the Egmont Best New Talent Award. She lives and works in Cambridge, and in her spare time paints glass and makes jewellery. Find Marion at www.marionlindsay.co.uk.