The first title in a new series of magical books for younger readers, by Irish author Maeve Friel. On Jessica's tenth birthday she discovers she is a young witch...Launch title of Roaring Good Reads series. The first in a new series of magical books for younger readers, by Irish author, Maeve Friel. Jessica thinks she is an ordinary ten-year-old girl but by the end of this first book, she is on the way to becoming a very bright young witch! When she sees the broomstick for sale outside Miss Strega's hardware shop, Jessica is intrigued. for on the price label it also says: Flying Lessons Extra. Jessica can't resist peeking inside the shop and ends up beginning her first lesson in witchcraft. Jessica learns that there is more to learn about flying a broomstick than meets the eye. First, you have to use the branches as gears - so the twigs must be in front of you, not behind you as every other witchy book show. The foremost twigs are for twirling, zooming, spinning, ducking, diving, moon-vaulting, and star falling. The Eject twig, is for getting rid of unwanted hangers on, Goblins, dragons - any sort of pest that tries to hitch a ride. Join Jess as she works towards her Flying Certificate and becomes a GASP of BR[EATH] in order words, a Graduate Airborne Spinner of Broom Riders [Earth and the Heavens]! Launch title in the Roaring Good Reads younger fiction promotion from Collins to be launched this month.