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The Worst Witch Strikes Again Paperback – 28 May 1981
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Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch (Sunday Express) --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
About the Author
Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children.
Top Customer Reviews
Summer term ends with Sports Day – can Maud avoid the threat of being expelled this term or will there be another disaster? This is a school story with a twist and a series that my daughter is really enjoying. It has short chapters and charming black and white illustrations, which really add to the fun. I love the quirky names and the mischief the girls get up to - for example, Enid has a pet monkey to ride on her broomstick, rather than the cat that all the other girls have (Mildred is wonderfully outraged about that, exclaiming the girls are not even allowed an owl!). Thankfully, there are more books for her to read after this, and I am also enjoying listening to her read these to me.
This is the second "Worst Witch" story. Mildred, the very untalented student who started at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches in the first book, is back and in even more trouble. Enid, the new girl, loves pranks and mischief and keeps getting Mildred involved. Ethel is still the school bully. Miss Drill is everyone's nightmare of a P.E. teacher, Miss Cackle continues to be the amiable headmistress, and the real authority is the severe and scary Miss Hardbroom.
So far, so traditional British boarding school story. Where it leaves Angela Brazil behind is that, though based very firmly on the author's real childhood school, it's a school for witches and everything gets moved up one step. Enid doesn't just bring a pet to school; she turns her cat into a monkey and it escapes. Sports Day leads to enchanted pole vaults through the window. Escaping from a locked cupboard involves using a decrepit magic broom that's failed its MOT test. Can Mildred survive all this without being expelled?
There are seven books in the series, so it's plainly a happy ending...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It was brilliant because at the end Mildred was a good girl and she was shouting. By cerys By cerysPublished 4 months ago by Mrs L M Davies
Nice little tale, should be a stocking-filler. Very good bargain and super-swift delivery. Well done.Published 6 months ago by G. Wright
Arrived as stated and well packaged. These books on The Worst Witch are just great. My grand daughter just loves to read them especially at bedtime. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Mrs. J. Woods
I read the first and third of these books and really enjoyed them. I think this book was really nice and shows a lot of friendship between the three girls. Read morePublished 12 months ago by Amazon Customer
Little girl loves these stories and reminds me of my child hood.
A must read for anyone aged 5+