The Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

Reading personality: 

funny

Developing reader

funny

Rapid-reader

funny

Character-driven

Genre:

funny

Fantasy

funny

Funny

funny

Friendship

Age:

from

6

to

9

This is a great next book if your reader likes:

  • Short chapters and a good size font, which is great for readers who are developing their reading stamina.

  • Stories set in a magical boarding school with an accident-prone rookie witch (Mildred), her arch-enemy(Enid), and her loyal friend (Maud). There's even a Snape-type teacher in the form of Miss Hardbroom if you think it is sounding a little Harry Potterish.

  • Wonderful black ink pen illustrations that add extra detail to the story. 

  • A simple narrative with beautifully developed characters and a classic good v's bad theme.

  • A good giggle! Poor Mildred is forgetful and accident-prone but she always manages to save the day.

  • Books that are part of a series. There are 7 Worst Witch books, and it has been adapted for TV and stage.


Blurb: Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem with Jill Murphy's much-loved classic The Worst Witch- the original story of life at a magical boarding school.

Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it.

She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues...

Winston and the Marmalade Cat

The Worst Witch
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