Book one in the Hilda the Witch series.
A fairy-land witch gets transported to our world and struggles to go home.
Shielded by her invisibility spell, Hilda landed in the alleyway next to the book store. After releasing the shield she walked into the book store, one particular line from the quill's poem reverberating through her head. "The use of magic is forbidden." That worried her, and that was a bad sign. Witches of her standing never worried. This place was getting on her nerves.
She stared at the sharp sounding bell at the door. It made Bert Bantrey's head rise up from behind a stack of books.
How easy would it be to make that bell go silent, the witch thought.
"Ah, dear lady, please excuse my appearance. One moment please..." Bert scrambled to his feet. He grabbed hold of a stack of bo...