The Witches of Friar's Lantern(2003)
(The second book in the Adventures of Beatrice Bailey series)
A novel by Sandra Forrester
Both newcomers to Beatrice Bailey's exploits and girls and boys who loved her previous escapade, The Everyday Witch, will delight in Sandra Forrester's brand new adventure novel. Beatrice is a twelve-year-old witch whose talent for magic-making sometimes falters. In this story, the Witches' Executive Committee is continuing its test to see if Beatrice can become a “Classical Witch,” capable of working important magic. She and her friends must now spend time in the village of Friar's Lantern, a town surrounded by eerie swamps and located uncomfortably close to a menacing neighboring village called Werewolf Close. On a nighttime excursion they encounter strange blue lights in the marshes. Further bizarre adventures introduce Beatrice and friends to a maddened old man witch named Yorick . . . a weird group of magical cats . . . spooky ghosts who haunt the swamps . . . and the toad-like water leaper, whose generous spirit belies his ugly appearance. Here is exciting escape entertainment—a delightful mixture of humor, magic, and spooky adventure.
Used availability for Sandra Forrester's The Witches of Friar's Lantern
September 2003 : USA Turtleback
February 2003 : USA Library Binding
February 2003 : USA Paperback