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Victoria Stitch: Bad and Glittering
Victoria Stitch: Bad and Glittering

Victoria Stitch: Bad and Glittering


Victoria Stitch


288 Pages, 5.25 x 8

Formats: Trade Paper

Trade Paper, $8.99 (US $8.99) (CA $11.99)

Publication Date: February 2024

ISBN 9780192773579

Rights: US & CA

Oxford University Press (Feb 2024)
Oxford Children’s

Price: $8.99


The first entry in a glittering, gothic middle-grade series from the bestselling author of Isadora Moon books. Victoria Stitch will stop at nothing in her quest for power . . .

‘The crystal keeper gazed around him at the shards of impure crystal, glittering furiously on the floor, and shivered with a terrible sense of foreboding.’

Twins Victoria Stitch and Celestine are denied their royal birth-right. Celestine accepts the decision with good grace, but Victoria Stitch is consumed with her obsession for power. The twins are like moonlight and sunshine – could it be possible to break free of the role you have been given, rewrite your story, and change your own destiny?

Victoria Stitch is a glamorous, glittering, wiskling - a miniature-sized fairy-like creature - and the series is perfect for fans of Tim Burton, Disney's Descendants, and The School for Good and Evil.


"This absorbing miniature melodrama is full of fraught sibling fondness between sweet, gentle Celestine and the marvellously ambitious and snooty Victoria, with Muncaster's own enticing illustrations." —The Guardian

"Packed full of gothic glam and with a hefty dose of sparkles and glitter, Victoria Stitch is a fabulous anti-heroine who will appeal to young witchy fans of Muncaster's Isadora Moon or Laura Ellen Anderson's Amelia Fang. Harriet Muncaster's irresistible elfin illustrations run throughout, from the deliciously mean Ursuline to the sweetness-and-light Celestine. Expect a lot of Victoria Stitches on the doorstep come Halloween." —BookTrust

"Any reader who fell for Isadora Moon and is ready for something a bit longer and rather darker, will surely love Harriet's new gothic fantasy. The illustrations are simply divine especially as Victoria Stitch with her funky, pointy toed, heeled boots is a fashionista who loves to strut her stuff in melodramatic wiskling style as befits the superbly woven, absorbing narrative. To enter Wiskling Wood is utter enchantment every step of the way." —Red Reading Hub

Author Biography

Harriet Muncaster is the author and illustrator of the internationally bestselling Isadora Moon series, the Mirabelle series, and Emerald, companion series to Isadora Moon. Harriet lives with her husband and daughter near some beautiful countryside in Bedfordshire, England.