posted Feb 18, 2011, 6:49 AM by Site Administrator   [ updated Feb 18, 2011, 6:59 AM ]
by Joan Aiken

From back cover:  "Half an hour's rain for your carrots, Mr McCrae, Tuesday morning?  Fine rain, or medium fine?  And do you want any wind with it?"  Imagine ordering a sunny day from the local weather witch, asking an apple tree to answer the telephone and making a beautiful garden out of old cereal boxes.  What would you do if you inherited a real hair loom, or found three ugly old ladies and a dragon on your doorstep, and would you need a bicycle if you had a unicorn to ride?  Anything is magically possible in these twelve short stories by gifted storyteller Joan Aiken.