The Witch Family by Eleanor EstesThe Witch Family by Eleanor Estes

The Witch Family

byEleanor EstesIllustratorEdward Ardizzone

Paperback | January 12, 2001

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Old Witch, Little Witch Girl, Weeny Witch, and two real girls in a fantasy that blends the worlds of reality and imagination. A Halloween classic about the power of make-believe.

Eleanor Estes (1906-1988) grew up in West Haven, Connecticut, which she renamed Cranbury for her classic stories about the Moffat and Pye families. A children's librarian for many years, she launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941. Two of her outstanding books about the Moffats- Rufus M. and The Middle...
Title:The Witch FamilyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 7.63 × 5.13 × 0.63 inPublished:January 12, 2001Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:015202610x

ISBN - 13:9780152026103

Appropriate for ages: 7


Rated 3 out of 5 by from Charming book for young girls!! This is a charming, clever kid's story! I don't know how it is that I never read this as a child, but I'm glad to have read it now, and just in time for "Halloweeny" as it's called in the book. Amy is a brave little girl who, along with her best friend Clarissa, "banquishes" Mean Old Wicked Witch to a glass hill to keep her out of trouble. But when that becomes too boring, Amy and Clarissa write all kinds of adventures for Old Witch, including adding Little Witch girl Hannah, and Weeny Witch Baby BeeBee to the family. Everyone is watched over by Amy's "representatiff" Malachi the spelling bee. The story is a delight and would be the perfect book for reading to any young girls.
Date published: 2010-10-24