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Kellie at Come-alive Cottage [Kindle Edition]

Wendy Unsworth , Frances Lee West
4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (18 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: 4915 KB
  • Print Length: 54 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1490543953
  • 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: #973,890 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
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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 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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5.0 out of 5 stars Kellie at Come-alive Cottage review May 22, 2014
By Bernie
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Delightful. Absolutely delighful. April 23, 2014
By MDG
Format:Kindle Edition
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. Kellie has some wonderful and magical adventures of her own. And there are surprises every minute at Aunt Kitty’s house.

This is a richly imaginative book, filled with fabulous writing and the kind of laugh out loud quirky humour that both parents and children will enjoy. Frances Lee West’s charcoal and pencil illustrations complement the story beautifully. If my son was a wee lad again, I can see him giggling away at Kellie’s adventures, and this book remaining on the top of the story time pile for several months at least.

Even though I’m far too old to be reading books like this, I don’t mind admitting I enjoyed it immensely.

A full and well-deserved five stars.

I received a free copy for an honest non-reciprocal review.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fun Family Read April 6, 2014
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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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Oh yes it is... March 25, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
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, it is also an array of other things. Fabulous drawings appear when you least expect them, unexpected jargon delights you, firstly because it’s cool, and secondly it’s refreshing and humorous. Father’s spindly legs are described as extremely skinny pins, and he was apparently a great harrumpher. Oh and Uncle Algernon’s trunk is very dusty.

Now whether this was intended as a hidden innuendo or not, the book did strike me as a pantomime in that it will be a clear winner with the children it sets out to attract, whilst amusing adults at the same time.

Anyway, on to the plot itself. The Culpeppers are intrepid explorers and their daughter, Kellie, is left behind with her aunt at Come-alive Cottage while they pop off on their latest adventure. Aunt Kittie is a witch, but not a very good witch. Her cottage is full of evidence to that fact. Her wonky spells have left a trail of havoc, and I got to thinking that she must have popped into my house at some stage, because there’s a myriad of faulty stuff in there.

Kellie at Come-alive Cottage is a book to be treasured, and I heartily recommend it, both to children and as a secret pleasure to adults.
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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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