The Power of Poppy Pendle
The Power of Poppy Pendle
The Power of Poppy Pendle
Natasha Lowe
“There is a strong essence of Roald Dahl to this story…a crowd-pleaser.” —Library Media Connection “[A] sweet story about true friendship.” —School Library Journal Poppy has magical powers, but she would rather be a baker. Can she find a way to follow her own path? This charming novel includes more than a dozen delectable recipes!Ten-year-old Poppy, born to ordinary parents, has inherited coveted witch power. In Poppy’s world, witches work for good and are much valued, but Poppy does not want to be a witch—she wants to be a baker, and she is extremely good at baking. Her parents insist Poppy follow in the footsteps of her great aunt, a famous witch, but Poppy has plans of her own. Part magic, part adventure, and wholly delicious, this spirited story includes more than a dozen recipes you can try at home.

Book Details


  • Adventure
  • Fantasy

Age Level: 

  • 8 - 12
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Poppy Pendle was born to bake--or, more accurately, she was born in a bakery. But Poppy's parents are convinced that she was born to do magic, as Poppy inherited the gift from her great-grandmother Mabel. Even though she's the top of her class at the Ruthersfield Academy, a school for witches, Poppy isn't interested. All she wants is to follow her passion and bake all kinds of melt-aways, cookies, and cakes. As her parents' and Poppy's interests collide harder and harder, the conflict in the book rises more and more. How can Poppy ever follow her passion?

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