Ruth Symes

Children's Author

Bella Donna

Bella Donna Books - A witch, a cat and a lot of magic!

Coven Road

Some girls dream of being a princess, but Bella Donna has always longed to be a witch. The only thing she wants more is to find a family to take her out of the children's home where she lives. But no one seems quite right until she meets Lilith.

With Lilith's help, will Bella Donna be able to make both of her secret wishes come true?

Too Many Spells

Half the time Bella Donna is a regular girl at a regular school with her regular friends - animal-mad Sam, and pink fan Angela. The rest of the time she's a young witch learning to cast spells and living with her adoptive mum Lilith, and Lilith's niece Verity.

Bella is working very hard at learning her spells, as she's desperate to win the Spell Casting Contest. But a new teacher at school, Miss Rowan, is making her nervous. Witchlike things are happening in the classroom, and Bella knows it isn't her . . .

Witchling

Bella Donna is a witchling - a young witch who must keep her powers a secret, and only use magic when she's at home in the enchanted Coven Road.But it's hard to stick to the rules when magic is such fun.

There are broomsticks to fly, and with a spell to get her way all the time, Bella's life is going to be fantastic...Isn't it?

Cat Magic

Bella Donna's favourite cat has always been Pegatha, who loves to sleep on Bella's bed and follow her around like a little shadow.

But when Pegatha goes missing, Bella discovers that Pegatha is no ordinary cat . . .

Witch Camp

Bella Donna's very excited to be going off to her first witchling Summer camp. When she arrives, with her stowaway cat, Pegatha, it seems to be just as magical as she thought it would be. But everything changes when someone casts a spell.

The camp turns into a camp of nightmares. The waterfalls have turned into mud and the flowers into weeds. Bella has to find the spell caster and reverse the spell - but who cast it and why?

Bewitched

Bella's cat is a real witch's cat and Bella tells her everything! At school Bella's class are practising for a big gym display. Bella is rubbish at gym - hard as she tries, she can't manage to vault over the horse or climb the rope or walk along the narrow beam without falling off.

But she knows Pegatha would be able to do it easy peasy. So they decide to cast a spell to swap places. Bella will be a cat and Pegatha will be a girl.

It's a very short-lived spell, but it will last just long enough for everyone to think Bella is brilliant at gym - even if it's just for one lesson! The lesson goes really well - but then the spell lasts longer than expected . .