The Worst Witch Saves the Day Paperback – 5 Sep 2013
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About the Author
Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories are some of Puffin's most successful titles.
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One thing that i truly wish the author had realised before she picked up a dictionary of teenage slang for the '00s was how well the original four books had aged. Her attempts to allign this new book with the harry potter generation have not worked. Whereas the older classic worst witch books hold their own against the weighty, overrated Harry Potter series, this one lets the side down and comes across as a cheap imitation of the latter.
The illustrations are as beautiful as ever, which makes up for the overall disappointment of this short read. You're all going to buy it. Nothing I can say will or should stop you. But prepare for disappointment.
1) Heroine supposedly inept but actually just trusting and never seeks adult help despite the relentless bullying of her
2) Spiteful enemy, who is as praised by the
3) unimaginative 1950s-Style Teachers as the heroine is belittled and yet
4) despite isolation the Heroine responds... heroically... but no-one remembers this in the next book, where she is once again presumed incompetent. And so the dreary performance goes on.
Okay, sometimes kids like repetition and predictability. But this is tired, trite fiction. Find them something better or stay out of earshot.
My 7-year old son hates it too - he doesn't like the mounting buttock-clench drama as the heroine attracts the unfair disapproval of her teachers.
Miriam Margolyes' upper-class tones are certainly in-keeping with the boarding school atmosphere but personally I preferred Barbara Flynn's warmer narration in The Worst Witch to the Rescue.
(This review is based on an unabridged recording of The Worst Witch Saves the Day on CD, read by Miriam Margolyes, and lasting 1 hour and 46 minutes.)
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I read these books to my 5 year old granddaughter. She loves these books.Published 8 months ago by Elaine
My granddaughter loved the first book I read to her while on holiday so I thought she would like this one too.Published 13 months ago by p j butler
Bought for my daughter who loves The Worst Witch. It din't take very long for her to read this and she loved it.Published 13 months ago by R. Simons