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Kellie at Come-alive Cottage [Kindle Edition]

Wendy Unsworth , Frances Lee West
4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (19 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Aunt kitty is a very unusual witch - every time she waves her magic wand something goes wrong! Come-alive Cottage is full of Aunt Kitty's gone - wrong spells, like the postman who has been turned into a Christmas elf, flowers that say 'sniff me!' and a watering can that gets grumpy when water goes up his spout!
And when her aunt starts making spells with snakes, Kellie Culpepper has to jump to the rescue!

This is the first adventure for Kellie at Come-alive Cottage and there are plenty more to come!

A fun, read-aloud story.


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About the Author

Wendy Unsworth was born and raised in Lincolnshire, England; her passions are her family, travel, beautiful gardens and reading and writing stories. Wendy lived in Ndola, Zambia and Nairobi, Kenya throughout the 1980's and early '90's before returning to the U.K. to acclimatise back to the English weather in a Cornish cottage close to Bodmin Moor! The African continent has left a lasting impression; The Palaver Tree, her first novel in the Berriwood series is set in a fictional Central African country and Cornwall. At present Wendy is working on the second Berriwood novel, Beneathwood, re-introducing cameo characters from The Palaver Tree and telling their own individual story. Wendy also enjoys writing for children. Kellie at Come-alive Cottage is a fun, read-aloud story introducing Kellie Culpepper and her very unusual family who include explorers, a very silly aunt and a witch that can't stop turning into a cat! The next in the series, Danger at Come-alive Cottage, will be out soon.

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  • File Size: 15635 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00FYQIVSI
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,185,899 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Kellie at come -alive cottage February 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was amazingly clever. My daughter really enjoyed this book. She said it was really good. I look forward to exploring more of your work with her.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Enjoyable but Okay Read January 22, 2014
By Sunayna
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Kellie must stay with her aunt while her parents go to Africa to discover a secret, unknown river. When she goes to Come-Alive Cottage, she discovers a cat who is really a human that can transform into a cat.
Although the book was interesting and cute for little kids, I found the writing to be just okay. There was some telling instead of showing and occasionally, a couple of characters weren't really believable. Other than that, I'd still recommend it to families with kids seven or eight years old.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Chapter book ages 4-8 (approx) Fun for all! December 20, 2014
Format:Paperback
Kellie at Come-alive Cottage by Wendy Unsworth

lol. I waffled at four stars and thought "what could she have done to make it better?" I couldn't think of what so I gave it 5. I think kids will love the adventures at the Come-alive Cottage. I know I did. The first thing I thought when done was that I wanted to do a gone-wrong spell too! Poor Mr. Postman though :/ Well, let's hope that works itself out sooner rather than later. I like how Kellie takes everything in stride no matter how crazy it gets. She has some extremely interesting relatives!

I received this book from the author to enjoy out of the kindness of her heart. So nice of her. I was not required to write a review in exchange. {{{A simple thoughtful gesture}}} Kinda like a nice hug. I had thought those went the way of the dinosaurs :) I challenge anyone who has read this far to share one today. All opinions expressed here are my own and the joy bubbling up :D is a direct result of the story and illustrations. Thank you so much Wendy! My grandkids will love this series!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Loved it! October 2, 2013
Format:Paperback
This is a fun, smart book that I'm sure will delight young readers. It's full of oddities, silly illustrations and fun fonts. It plays with the absurd but in a way that doesn't feel forced. I would recommend this book for second and third graders, even fourth graders. It is equally enjoyable for older readers, that, like me, still believe in magic.

This is Mrs. Unsworth's first book for children but I have a feeling that we'll be hearing a lot more of Kellie and her fantastic adventures.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A nice and funny story May 18, 2015
Format:Kindle Edition
A nice and funny story. Author has a really vivid imagination! Be ready to be surprised in every sentence! For me there are even too many adventures:)
I'll translate the story to my daughter who doesn't read English and maybe update the review then. As for myself, I give four stars, not five, because I was amused, yes, but not overexcited with the plot, characters, and pictures, but maybe my daughter will be.

I received a copy of the book in exchange for my honest review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Non-sense, Magic & Adventure July 14, 2014
By Marise
Format:Kindle Edition
This is such a fun, charming story. Even as an adult, I truly enjoyed it. There’s a great balance of whimsy and non-sense combined with excitement and adventure. It’s hard to imagine that ‘Kellie at Come-Alive Cottage’ would not speak to a boy or girl’s imagination. And the illustrations pair beautifully to the wacky sense of the story.

The only reason for my four star rating is that it was a little slow to pick up at the very beginning, but it wasn’t long before the story blossomed in peculiarity and fun. I would very much recommend this and I will quite likely investigate the next installment of the series for myself.

I wish to thank Ms. Unsworth for kindly offering me a free copy ‘Kellie at Come-Alive Cottage’ in exchange for my honest, non-reciprocal review.
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Kellie at Come-alive Cottage (Come-alive Cottage, #1) By Wendy Unsworth

Kellie Culpepper loves her Aunt Kitty who happens to be a watch. Only thing is her spells never turn out wrong, Kellie never knows what will happen. Then Aunt Kitty makes a spell with a snake and it is up to Kellie to save the day.

A very cute story, I read it twice, once by myself the second time to my grandchildren. The illustrations were very nice, Kellie and Aunt Kitty are so lovable. I highly recommend to children and adults who are young at heart!
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4.0 out of 5 stars An Adventurous Read June 8, 2014
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Kellie at Come-alive Cottage is a lighthearted children's story with funny names and adventures. While parents (who reminded me of those in Thornberrys) are off exploring, Kellie visits a relative with...well, quirky parts and funny things in her house. The author and artist obviously put a good amount of time and planning in this story that I think children will enjoy.

I give this book four stars and received a copy in exchange for my honest review.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars A fun story for read-aloud time with your kids
I really enjoyed this quirky and fun children's book, it reminded me of classics like Mrs Piggle Wiggle and Amelia Bedilia, this adorable story is perfect for some read-aloud time. Read more
Published 7 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Kellie at Come-alive Cottage review
Kellie at Come-alive Cottage is a short children's book. The story is cute. The grandchildren loved it. There are some illustrations, but not a lot.
Published 12 months ago by Bernie
5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful. Absolutely delighful.
Kellie Culpepper goes to stay with her Aunt Kitty while her parents, who are explorers, head off to Africa to find the source of the Okiepokie river. Read more
Published 13 months ago by MDG
4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Family Read
A fun and funny story full of magic and humor. A great book for family reading and bedtime. The illustrations are laugh-out-loud great.
Published 13 months ago by Stacie Morrell
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh yes it is...
This is a wonderful, beautifully illustrated book that pleasantly surprises you page by page.

It is not just the plot that grabs you, although it does grip you tightly,... Read more
Published 14 months ago by Charles Bray
5.0 out of 5 stars Really nice
Was really pleasantly surprised by this. It's very well written and great fun. The acid test was giving it to my 11-year-old daughter to read. She finished it in one sitting. Read more
Published 14 months ago by Truth42
5.0 out of 5 stars Great adventure read aloud
Very cute and creative story. Read aloud at bedtime over several nights to our 3 year old daughter. Looking forward to the next book in the series.
Published 15 months ago by MamaofMany
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More About the Author

Wendy Unsworth was born and raised in Lincolnshire, England; her passions are her family, travel, beautiful gardens and reading and writing stories. Wendy lived in Ndola, Zambia and Nairobi, Kenya throughout the 1980's and early '90's before returning to the U.K. to acclimatise back to the English weather in a Cornish cottage close to Bodmin Moor! The African continent has left a lasting impression; The Palaver Tree, her first novel in the Berriwood series is set in a fictional Central African country and Cornwall. At present Wendy is working on the second Berriwood novel, Beneathwood, re-introducing cameo characters from The Palaver Tree and telling their own individual story.

Wendy also enjoys writing for children. 'Kellie at Come-alive Cottage' is a fun, read-aloud story introducing Kellie Culpepper and her very unusual family who include explorers, a very silly aunt and a witch that can't stop turning into a cat!

The next in the series, 'Danger at Come-alive Cottage', is now available in paperback and for Kindle.

'Catastrophe at Come-alive Cottage' is due for publication in June 2014.

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