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Great and clever twist on the witches of fairy-tales!,
This review is from: The Wickedest Witch (Witches at War!) (Hardcover)
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The Wickedest Witch is an imaginative and highly amusing book, following the story of orphan Sam on her quest to become a proper witch. She soon finds a suitably wicked witch in Esmelia Sniff to become apprenticed to, but must keep her wits about her not to end up becoming Esmelia's supper. The names and characterisation of the various witches are inspired (Diabolica Nightshade, Biddy Vicious etc), and though a children's story, this book displays a wicked line of humour that will be enjoyed by adults as well as children. A book about witches could potentially frighten younger children, but this is handled in a humorous and tongue in cheek fashion that averts any of the stuff of nightmares. I only give it four instead of five stars because the very end of the book was slightly disappointing and not as well crafted as the main. Still a very good read and an imaginative twist on the centuries-old theme of witchcraft in childrens fiction.