Mildred Hubble, the worst student at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, returns in a new escapade for young magic lovers.
Lovable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. She always tries her best, but her spells never seem to go right. In her latest adventure, Mildred is set up for disaster by her arch-nemesis, Ethel Hallow. Ethel steals Mildred’s summer project and her enchanted tortoise, Einstein, and Mildred must brave a broomstick flight through a violent thunderstorm to rescue him. But will she ever get back into Miss Hardbroom’s good graces? Since 1974, millions of readers have enjoyed Mildred’s exploits, and now she’s back to cast her spell on a new generation of readers.
About the Author
Jill Murphy began drawing and writing stories at a very early age and was already putting books together (albeit with a stapler) by the time she was six. She was only eighteen when she wrote The Worst Witch. Since then, her books about Mildred Hubble have become much-loved classics, with more than five million copies in print worldwide. Jill Murphy has also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. She lives in Cornwall, England.
How can anyone resist a talking tortoise and a good-hearted young witch? ... Readers will cheer for the bighearted Mildred when she takes huge risks to save Einstein, her tortoise friend, and he in turn saves her. An old-fashioned tone combines with Briticisms and sophisticated vocabulary to make this a fine step up from early chapter books. Distinctively detailed black-and-white illustrations grace each spread, adding humor and information to the narrative. ... Heartwarming magic with just the right touch of talking toads and tortoises. —Kirkus Reviews
Featuring a lively, likable protagonist, humorous touches, and intricate black-and-white illustrations, this sixth Worst Witch title is another entertaining read in the enjoyable series. —Booklist Online
Heavily illustrated, with plenty of white space... Quite a nice facelift to a fantasy series for those not quite ready for Harry Potter. —School Library Journal