I'm Arthur and I'm seven, and the other day at Picket Lake, I found the best thing ever: a secret hoard of blueberries! I picked millions of them as a surprise for Grandma. I ate quite a few of them too. If only I had known how angry this would make the Witch of Picket Lake. To make matters worse, Cousin Eugene had a plan...Arthur is a seven-year-old boy who is brilliant at being a seven-year-old-boy. When Arthur visits his grandparents' house by the lake, more often than not, he becomes entangled in a new adventure, which he must solve with the help of his pet duck and useless dog - and hopefully without too much help from eccentric Cousin Eugene. These are witty stories full of understated humour and populated by quirky yet recognisable characters, and narrated by Arthur who has the rational worldview that comes from being seven-years-old."In Arthur and the Witch our young hero upsets the witch of Picket Lake by picking blueberries.
Perfect for new readers, these stories, narrated by Arthur himself, are perfectly pitched so young readers will readily identify with Arthur, a likeable character" -- PARENTS IN TOUCH "Arthur and the Witch is book five of a great little series for newly independent readers. Arthur and the Witch is perfect for Halloween, touching on the scary witch theme but remaining light and fun throughout." -- LIBRARY MICE"A great little series for newly independent readers. Short and simple, yet engaging and fun, this is a perfect series for children to try to attempt on their own. The illustrations help break the text and help set the humorous atmosphere. Arthur is a loveable and quirky character who will appeal to both boys and girls." -- LIBRARY MICE"Mercier's warm and reassuring series about a boy who's brilliant at, well, being a little boy of seven who loves his family and sharing his adventures is proving a popular choice for early readers. Full of understated humour which is so appealing to growing boys, Arthur narrates his own stories and brings the straightforward, rational world view that comes from being only seven.
With bold, lovable characters and stories to enchant and entertain, all brought to life by Clare Elsom's quirky illustrations, the witty, wonderful adventures of Arthur and his merry menage are set to run a lot longer than Arthur's mad dash from the wild Witch of Picket Lake!" -- LANCASHIRE EVENING POST. "Amusing, easy to follow adventures, these are very age-appropriate, reader-friendly books...a very good series for the target age group" -- THE SCHOOL LIBRARIAN