Twelve-year-old Hazel Hooper has spent her whole life trapped in a magical Glade created by her mother, Hecate. She's desperate to meet new people and find out about the world. And, more than anything, she wants to be a witch. But when her mother is kidnapped by a demon - everything changes . . . Suddenly Hazel is alone in the world. Well . . . not quite alone. For it turns out that Hazel does have magic - she's just not very good at controlling it. And she may have accidentally created a grumpy familiar in the form of a dormouse called Bramley.Determined to rescue her mother, the young witch and her mouse set out to track down the demon and find Hecate. However, it turns out that life outside the Glade is far more dangerous than Hazel ever could have imagined. Witch Hunters are everywhere - and the witches are using demons to fight back!Luckily for Hazel she manages to enlist the help of a handsome boy called David, and his drunken master, Titus White, who are expert demon hunters.And witch finders . . .Fire Girl is a fantastic new magical adventure from Matt Ralphs - perfect for young readers with a taste for the extraordinary!
A fiery girl. A grumpy dormouse. Prepare for a magical adventure!
Matt Ralphs was born in North Lincolnshire and grew up in Kent. So, by way of a median average, he's from Cambridge. After completing his English Literature degree he was absolutely certain that he didn't know what to do with his life. He eventually drifted into an editorial career in publishing. After years of having the temerity to tell professional authors what they were doing wrong, he decided to put his limited knowledge to use and pen his own book. This book. Matt lives and floats on a canal boat in London. Fire Girl is his debut novel.