Merlina and the Magical Mishap

Daniela Drescher

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Quick Look

  • Daniela Drescher is the bestselling international illustrator of An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales and the Little Fairy series
  • Drescher conjures up a witch's cottage full of cosy clutter and a delightful pumpkin patch dotted with seasonal wildlife in her luminous and unique style
  • A gently humorous story about friendship, making mistakes and trying your best
  • The perfect book for harvest time and Halloween

Merlina the little witch and Igor the dragon are busy with the harvest. When Igor gets hurt, can Merlina whip up a spell to help him? A sweet, playful bedtime read with warm illustrations from the creator of In the Land of Fairies.

254 x 227 mm
Floris Books
Picture Books
colour illustrations
Age Range:
From 4 to 7 years
28 pages
Publication date:
21 Sep 2023
2nd edition


It's harvest time and best friends Merlina the little witch and Igor the dragon are busily gathering fruit and vegetables. They can't wait to make pumpkin pie!
When Igor gets hurt, Merlina tries to help with magic. But sometimes Merlina’s spells go a little wrong...
Merlina and the Magical Mishap is a luminous autumnal picture book from bestselling illustrator Daniela Drescher, creator of In the Land of Fairies and the Little Fairy series, and a delightful bedtime read. 


'Daniela Drescher's paintings are as magical as her stories. It is a story about friendship, making mistakes and trying your best when spells sometimes go a little bit wrong.'
-- Kindling

'Drescher's sweet and humorous story brings the charming world of Merlina’s attempts at magic to life with her beautiful and delicate illustrations packed full of vibrant colours.'
-- Outside in World

'The perfect story to enjoy during this season[...] The atmospheric illustrations of Merlina's charmingly messy home provide us with endless enjoyment as we keep discovering details hidden within each page.'
-- StorybookMamma, Instagram

'The art is full of warm autumn colors. Merlina's house is comfy cozy with knitting and plants and books. The characters are adorable.'
-- Goodreads Review


Daniela Drescher is an internationally acclaimed author and illustrator from Munich, Germany. Daniela was a children's painting and drawing therapist for ten years, using her own poetry in her therapeutic work. Now the creator of more than 40 children's books, Daniela still draws the fairies and elves she imagined as a child. Her work is inspired by nature and her wish to engage children with the natural world. As well as books, Daniela's artwork appears on stationery, homeware and fabric. Her best-known books available in English include In the Land of Fairies, the Little Fairy stories and the Pippa and Pelle board books.
She is also the illustrator of stunning fairy tale anthologies An Illustrated Treasury of Grimm's Fairy Tales and An Illustrated Treasury of Dwarfs, Gnomes and Fairy Folk.

You can also visit the author's own website at

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