Suppose You Met a Witch - Ian Serraillier and Ed Emberley

Anthology Editions


Suppose You Met a Witch by Ian Serraillier, illustrated by Ed Emberley / ISBN 9781944860561 / 32-page hardcover, 11.25 x 8.5 inches, published in 2023 by Anthology Editions

The printing and production work on this book are unbelievably good. Highly recommended all around.


An Ed Emberley classic brought back to life for the first time since 1973.

Would you like to meet a witch? What would happen if she popped you into a sack and stole you away? In illustrating Ian Serraillier’s striking poem, Ed Emberley shows us what took place when such a thing happened to two clever and resourceful children. Anthology is thrilled to present 1973’s Suppose You Met a Witch, a beautiful and wondrous book that lets us all experience what it must be like to be under a witch’s spell.

Ian Serraillier (1912–1994) was a renowned English author and poet especially known for his children’s books. His wartime adventure storyThe Silver Sword (1956) is a beloved classic, and has been adapted twice for television. In 1948, he founded the New Windmill Series for Heinemann Educational Books with his wife, Anne, which he would co-edit for decades.

Ed Emberley is the illustrator and author of over eighty books, including the bestselling Go Away, Big Green Monster! and his enormously popular "Drawing Book" series. He has received many awards and accolades, including a Caldecott Honor in 1967 for One Wide River to Cross and a Caldecott Medal in 1968 for Drummer Hoff.

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