Barbara Sleigh (1906-1982) worked for the BBC Children’s Hour and is the author of Carbonel and two sequels: The Kingdom of Carbonel and Carbonel and Calidor.
When Carbonel’s son decides to give up his birthright and apprentice himself to a witch, Rosemary and John must use all the magic within their power to save him.
It’s good cats versus bad in a thrilling battle for the future of the enchanted land of Cat Country. “The children are lively, the grown-ups (including the witch) colorful and the mingling of magic and reality is most effective.” —The New York Times
Appearances can be deceiving. Some old ladies are witches, some brooms can fly, and some ordinary-looking cats are Princes of the Royal Blood.