Having panicked about the state of my A-Z challenge, I raced to the library and searched for my missing books. For reasons of both inclination and practicality I started in the kids' section, which gave me my missing "U" author: Kaye Umansky. Clover Twig and the Magical Cottage is an old-fashioned story about kids handling magic with aplomb and grace, with little angst or emotional peril. Physical peril is all right, what with the bad witches cottage-napping the flying domicile, and dungeons, and general clumsiness. It was fun an interesting, and I'll see if my nine year old wants a look.