"A Dash of Belladonna is a quirky
and original book with lots to recommend it."

- Karen McKenzie - NZ Booklovers

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Nominated for 2018 Sir Julius Vogel's Best Youth Novel


"Here is a book full of magic and awe, humour and excitement, brought to us through Lottie's exuberant prose. A zany book, full of narrative zest and high adventure."

- Mike Johnson


"I would recommend this book to young teens as the story is engaging and the message inspiring and essential." 

- Alyssa Elmore - Readers' Favorite


A Dash of Belladonna is a high action children's fantasy written in forms of letters by the 14 year old potion master apprentice, Lottie Underwood to her best friend. 

When Lottie is accepted to study under a famed potion master Mikaere Tahuriorangi in New Zealand, she believes all her dreams have come true. However her dreams quickly turn into a purplish nightmare when she realizes arrogance and magic are a deadly mix, especially with dark forces who have targeted as their next potion ingredient! 

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