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The Little Coven


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Mixing, pouring, stirring … what do you need to make the perfect potion?

Penny Harrison’s new picture book The Little Coven explores magic, difference and the power of friendship. Three little witches gather in the moonlight, bringing together their differences to make magic in the forest. But they’re also making something more powerful than potions: these three witches are crafting a lifelong friendship.

Join us for this school holiday event with Harrison and artist Pilgrim Hodgson. The session will include a storytime and Q&A, followed by a playful workshop led by Hodgson where kids will be invited to create their own magical concoctions and maybe make a new friend!

Suitable for kids aged 5 – 8 years old.

The bookseller for this event is The Kids’ Bookshop.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions, venue capacity is unfortunately limited. We will not be able to accommodate walk-ups or a waitlist as may have been the case in the past. Read more about our live events plan here. Check, follow us on social media or sign up to our e-newsletter The Wheeler Weekly for updates and any late ticket releases.


Penny Harrison

Penny Harrison is a children’s author, book reviewer and lifestyle journalist. Her picture books include The Little Coven, Extraordinary, Rainbow is My Favourite Colour, and the CBCA Early Childhood Book of the Year Notable Me & My Boots A professional writer for more than 20 years, Penny... Read more

Pilgrim Hodgson

Pilgrim is an artist, children’s book specialist and practitioner of the occult in Gardnerian Wicca and ritual magic. Her visual art blends colour, pattern, psychedelia and strong lines in a way which feels familiar and nostalgic yet new and undiscovered. Her work has been featured in local an... Read more


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