Martha lives in the small village of Cherry Hillsbottom with her eccentric grandfather, Professor Gramps, and her small pet hog, Elvis. Life gets really exciting though when, on her way to school one day, she discovers a rather bedraggled-looking witch in a ditch. Griselda Gritch (the witch) tells a thrilled and alarmed Martha that she has accidentally let loose a ghastly ghoul that Griselda was trying to catch - and Martha is going to have to help her to get it back again!
Hilarity and magic on Martha's birthday in the third book in this young series by Carnegie and Branford Boase long-listed author Joanne Owen. It's Martha's birthday, and the village has planned a surprise party for her - but grumpy witch Griselda Gritch ruins the surprise! Not to worry - Martha's biggest birthday wish comes true when her mum and dad return from their tropical trip especially for her party. Everyone is delighted (apart from grumpy Griselda) and excited to have fun with Martha's present: the Mysterious Mask of Truth, brought back from her parents' far-flung travels.
The second in a fantastic and funny series from Carnegie and Branford Boase longlisted author Joanne Owen. Martha is still causing mayhem! She accidentally drops a nutmeg into a 'grow and move' potion concocted by grumpy witch Griselda Gritch...and mayhem unfolds, including an even-grumpier-than-Griselda-Gritch magical nutmeg lady, the village hall being accidentally knocked down by a herd of cows, and a very eventful and catastrophic village fete and football match.