The Little Witch Who Lost Her Broom!

Book Author and Illustrator Elaine Bickelland Raymond McGrath
Rights Available World, excl. Australia, New Zealand, Germany and USA

Little Witch has lost her broom and needs to find it by the rise of the moon so she can take to the skies with the other witches for Halloween. To speed up her broom hunt, she tries out a number of methods of transport, including scooter, digger, train and plane, which lead to a series of misadventures.

• A beautiful companion book to the award-winning
The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo!, written in the same faultless rhyme by Elaine Bickell.

• Raymond McGrath’s imaginative, quirky illustrations offer something unique to this rollicking picture book story.

• Perfect for Halloween reading … or at any time of the year!

About the Author
Elaine Bickell was born and grew up in the UK. Her love of books led to her studying English Literature at Bristol University. After moving to New Zealand in 2005 she worked in advertising. Her first book with Scholastic, The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! was the recipient of the 2018 Storylines Joy Cowley Award and a 2020 Storylines Notable Book Award.

Elaine loves football, walking, world music, art, camping, cooking and boogie boarding, and lives in central Wellington, NZ, with her partner, three children and dog named Molly.

About the Illustrator
Raymond McGrath
 is an award-winning animation director, illustrator, designer and writer who has been working in children’s television and advertising for around 20 years. As well as illustrating books for other authors, such as the award-winning The Little Ghost Who Lost Her Boo! and Susan Brocker’s true-life animal stories, he has written and illustrated several books himself, including That’s What Dragons Do! and the recently released Big Little Blue series, junior graphic novels containing messages of mindfulness. Raymond lives in rural Auckland with his wife and four children, some cats and a Labrador.


Scholastic New Zealand Ltd


265 x 215 mm



Picture Book

Age range
3-7 years

Publication Date
August 2024

Rights Available:
World excluding Australia, New Zealand, Germany and USA

Rights Agents:


Lynette Evans, Scholastic New Zealand Ltd

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