Once upon a time, deep in an enchanted forest, Judy helped her grandmother run The Shop Under the Willow Tree, which sold everything from used birds’s nests and new quills for porcupines to medicines for sick animals. But the peaceful woodland life was suddenly disrupted when Sam and charming Miss Smith (who is really a witch in disguise!) open a rival shop which lures customers away. When Judy discovers that Same is not only cheating the animals but is also plotting her destruction, she resolves to save the woodlanders from their wickedness. One of Nichols’ fantasy trilogy for children.