Justyn Text:  Justyna Bednarek

Illustrations: Daniel de Latour


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128 pages


17 x 21 cm

(Poradnia K)

Rights sold: Italy

English sample available!



Nomination for The Book of the Year Award by the Polish Section of IBBY, 2018


Listed in the White Ravens Catalogue 2019


They say the wind blows wherever it wants, but in fact it is from highpressure to low-pressure zones.

And because in the Podunk village, between Crooked, Horsy and Dudney, there was a cute low-pressure zone, one day the wind blew Step-grandma there.

Granny was a witch – with a huge nose, a small bob and a suitcase full of magic liniments. But she wasn’t blown to Podunk on a broom or an umbrella, as it usually happens. Step-grandma flew clutching a huge hail cloud, which carried her first over the seas, mountains, forests and cities, and finally stopped over an old nut tree growing next to an abandoned Podunk cottage. Grannywitch assessed place from above, she decided that she liked it and then pulled at the ends of the cloud like reins and said: “Whoa, we are landing!”

Babcocha can do anything: turn back time, turn acorns into golden ducats, and yourself – in a fly. Thanks to her Bernadetta – a girl with braids – travels on the cloud, gets a chocolate rabbit, howls like a wolf and finds someone she wanted to find.

Other residents of Podunk village – the mayor, miller or salesman, who use to spend time on talking and drinking raspberry juice for adults – are also changing thanks to the presence of Babcocha and the Nut bogie which the Grannywitch had pulled on the ear from a nutshell.

Babcocha does whatever she wants and on her own way. An she is capable of anything because she can un magic.

To save frog’s life, to fix the raven’s wing, to make to spider to sew up a cloud?



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