Pond Magic

ISBN-13:9780143305545
Penguin Australia
Cover illustration by Lisa Coutts.

'Pond Magic' tells the hilarious story of an intolerant, self-obsessed 'tween', whose relationships with her family, her best friend and a French exchange student are made all the more difficult by a little magic and a lot of burping.

Twelve-year-old Lily Padd's name is the least of her problems: she can't stop burping, her skin seems to be going green and now she has webbing growing between her toes! Can she really be turning into a frog? As if that isn't bad enough, an exchange student from France has come to stay and Lily's best friend, Maureen, thinks he's gorgeous. Why has Lily's life become so confusing, and will things ever be normal again?

If you'd like to find out more about Lily and her problems, visit the Pond Magic facebook page. 

"I really enjoyed it. I thought it was imaginative and really surprised me at the end. I just loved the way it kept you hanging at the end of the chapters. And also how it tied in with the show at school. I thought it was really funny." (Ellen, age 11, NZ)


  • Pond Magic Blog Tour:

Stories Are Light - Sandy Fussell – Review 

Write and Read with Dale – Dale Harcombe 
Review and Developing a Character

Writing for Children - Sally Murphy
Getting Published for the First Time 

Cat Up Over - Catriona Hoy
What Girls Read 

Kids Book Review
Review of Pond Magic

Tuesday Writing Tips – Dee White
Writing to this Length

Kids’ Book Capers – Boomerang Books
Review and Where Story Ideas Come From

Kids Book Review 
The Aussie Chomp Format

Tales I Tell - Mabel Kaplan 
Promoting your First Book

SherylGwyther4Kids 
Once upon a time in a far away place…Part 1

SherylGwyther4Kids
The Secrets of a True Fairytale Part 2