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Win a copy of children's book - The Befana Drama 2: Capriccia's Conundrum.

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Blackpoolheights Tue 20-May-14 18:56:52

Befana Drama 2: Capriccia’s Conundrum is another adrenaline-filled, magical adventure for children aged 9+ featuring the wonderful Bef and her friends with touching moments and episodes of great humour.

Having saved her VIPB patch and brought ‘The Three Kings’ to her small town, Bef has never been so popular. In fact, she has so many fans she is opening her own theme park – Befland. Her friends Gaspar, Mel and Thaz (The Three Kings), Jeremiah Needlebaum, Marianna and the new mayor, Mr Passarella are all involved in the plans for its opening, which is only weeks away. However, Bernhardt Bürstenfrisür is out to ruin it.

Bernhardt finds the terribly vain Capriccia Claus working as a waitress in Hamburg (readers of Book 1 will be able to guess how she got there!) and tells her that her magnificent shoe collection, housed in her garish Casa of Contentments in Lapland, is being eaten away by moths and her clothes destined for a charity shop. She becomes so angry, she agrees to fly with Bernhardt to be trained in black magic by another of Bef’s enemies, a bad fairy called Fiery Tina.

Fiery Tina was once the head of the Florence branch of the fairies (as mentioned in Befana Drama 1), but she fell out with Bef in the 15th century and has never forgiven her. This is a truly demented fairy with an obsession for hopscotch and a crooked neck, as one of her ‘selfie’ spells once went wrong and left it set at a very strange angle. Nevertheless, this quixotic fairy is an expert at statuefication and claims she created all the famous statues in Florence, including that of ‘David’!
She trains the very dim and lazy Capriccia in the art of statuefication, so they can plan revenge on Bef, but then Bef’s enemies receive powerful knowledge. The 81st elf, now calling himself ‘Sly’, arrives in Bef’s village and discovers that Bef must never again call herself The Befana, or she will break her pact with Old Father Time and become an old, haggard witch again. He takes this powerful knowledge to Capriccia and Fiery Tina and Fiery Tina decides to create a conundrum to trap Bef and ruin her once and for all.

Can Bef avoid the trap?

Children's author Gianna Hartwright has masses of experience entertaining children and presents creative writing workshops to schools across the Wigan and Salford area.

To win a copy simply email us the name of the bad fairy in the story to wigan.salford@mumsnetlocal.com by June 20th.

For more info check the Befana Drama website here

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