The Worst Witch Strikes Again Hardcover – 28 Apr 1988
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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 the Paperback edition.
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. --This text refers to the Paperback edition.
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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.
My daughters love this series to read by themselves, age 4 - 6. Would suit girls aged 4-9. And reluctant readers who are older!
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
I loved the part when Ethel Hallow locked up poor Enid Nightshade and Milldred Hubble because it gives you a bit of thought like what's gonna happen next how are they going to get... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Pen Name
Little girl loves these stories and reminds me of my child hood.
A must read for anyone aged 5+
Great children's book with fabulous characters, my daughter just wishes there were more of themPublished 6 months ago by Glen Daley
I read this book as a kid, and now I'm reading it to my child, she loves it and it reminds me of being a kidPublished 6 months ago by Amazon Customer
Loved this as a kid and now my daughter loves it! Recommend do any young readersPublished 9 months ago by StaceyJones
This is book 2 in the series. I am starting with this vital information as it is notoriously difficult on Amazon to find crucial details sometimes. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Purley Queen