Wilkins’ Tooth

By Diana Wynne Jones

The first children’s book written by the Godmother of British fantasy, Diana Wynne Jones.


Frank and Jess set up Own Back Limited because they need the money – so why not offer to do the bad things people don’t dare to do themselves? Their first customer is the neighbourhood bully. After his tooth is knocked out by Vernon Wilkins, he demands a tooth from Wilkins in revenge.

But the local witch, Biddy Iremonger, sees Own Back Limited as a threat to her own evil schemes. And when Biddy is angry, there’s no end to the trouble she’ll cause . . .

Format: Paperback
Ageband: 9 to 11
Release Date: 27 Jun 2019
Pages: 208
ISBN: 978-0-00-712965-2
Diana Wynne Jones (1934–2011) spent her childhood in Essex and began writing fantasy novels for children in the 1970s. With her unique combination of magic, humour and imagination, she enthralled generations of children and adults with her work. She won the Guardian Award in 1977 with Charmed Life, was runner-up for the Children\'s Book Award in 1981 and was twice runner-up for the Carnegie Medal.

”'Diana Wynne Jones ought to be crowned with coloured garlands because she is the best writer of magical fantasy for children in this country” - Evening Standard

”'Diana Wynne Jones is, quite simply, the best writer of magic there is, for readers of any age.” - Neil Gaiman

”'…Her hallmarks include laugh-aloud humour, plenty of magic and imaginative array of alternate worlds. Yet, at the same time, a great seriousness is present in all of her novels,a sense of urgency that links Jones’s most outrageous plots to her readers’ hopes and fears…” - Publishers Weekly