The Worst Witch by Jill MurphyThe Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch

byJill Murphy

Paperback | February 28, 2017

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The Worst Witch written and illustrated by Jill Murphy is reissued with an exciting TV tie-in cover to accompany the new CBBC series in Spring 2017.The highly anticipated CBBC series stars Bella Ramsey (Game of Thrones) as Mildred, Clare Higgins (Doctor Who) as Miss Cackle and Raquel Cassidy (Downton Abbey) as Deputy Head, Miss Hardbroom. So hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem! Mildred Hubble is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. And when she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet into her worst enemy, chaos ensues... Jill Murphy's much-loved classic The Worst Witch is the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for readers aged 5 - 9 years and now made into a brilliant new TV series with fantastic special effects! 'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.
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,...
Title:The Worst WitchFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:128 pages, 7.79 × 5.09 × 0.37 inShipping dimensions:7.79 × 5.09 × 0.37 inPublished:February 28, 2017Publisher:Penguin UkLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0141377666

ISBN - 13:9780141377667


Rated 4 out of 5 by from JUST READ! This is the perfect book for young reluctant readers. It’s engaging, fun, fast-paced and actually a really great story. There’s a magic school, great friendship, antiheroes and a series of unfortunate events. And let’s not forget the lovely illustrations. This is no Harry Potter for sure—sure, sure, sure—but no one asked it to be, especially since it was first published before that series. It’s light and the kind of book you don’t plan on finishing right the moment you start it but can’t help yourself nonetheless. The main character, Mildred, is the worst witch ever at the Academy. She seems to attract misery and catastrophe around her. Will she and her affected classmates make it through the first year intact? To me there’s no surprise that this series was brought to the screen—twice: the first time from 1998 to 2001 and a second time in 2017. I’m extremely eager to watch Mildred’s unluckiness on screen. I honestly don’t have anything bad to say about it, except maybe that it’s rather short, but that’s one of the elements that makes it appealing to reluctant readers. Short and fun, with some dept also. The nonsense has its place in the plot.
Date published: 2017-08-04

Editorial Reviews

Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch—Sunday Express