International Rights

Curse of the Dream Witch

  • ISBN 9781443119375, Paperback
  • 280 Pages | Ages 9 to 13
An exhilarating fairytale adventure from the author of the Governor General's Award nominated The Grave Robber's Apprentice.

The Dream Witch haunts the forest beyond the kingdom of Bellumen, waiting to collect on a horrible debt owed by the king and queen - the heart of their only daughter, Princess Olivia. Until she has it, none of the kingdom's children are safe.

As Olivia's thirteenth birthday approaches and the witch's deadline draws near, her desperate mother seeks help from Prince Leo of neighbouring Pretonia. But the treacherous prince seizes their castle instead, determined to marry Olivia and take over the kingdom.

So Olivia makes a daring escape from the castle, two friends by her side: the peasant boy Milo and a curious talking mouse with a surprising past. Together, the friends face certain danger and fantastical adversaries to save their families and rescue a kingdom.

Rights Sold

Chinese Simplified – Beijing Publishing Group, English (UK ex. Commonwealth) – Faber, French – Bayard

Selling Points

• Award-winning author with a great international presence • Fast-moving tale with a strong female heroine • Fairy tale theme is popular in television shows, movies and books


  • Winner, Canadian Library Association Book of the Year for Children, 2014
  • Short-listed, Diamond Willow Award (Saskatchewan Young Readers' Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Rocky Mountain Book Award (Alberta Children's Choice), 2015
  • Short-listed, Monica Hughes Award for Science Fiction and Fantasy, 2014
  • Short-listed, OLA Silver Birch Award, Fiction, 2014
  • Short-listed, Red Cedar Award (BC Young Readers' Choice), 2014
  • Commended, Best Books for Kids and Teens, Canadian Children's Book Centre, 2014
  • Commended, Resource Links, Best of the Year, 2013