Bad Spell for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

Written by Jill Murphy

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Long before Harry Potter got to Hogwarts, Mildred Hubble had been learning similar skills at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. Unfortunately, Mildred is the very worst pupil in the school. Now back for a second year, things aren’t going any better. Everything Mildred does just goes horribly wrong. She drops a bucket from a great height on the stern Miss Hardbroom, she fails to keep her cat on her broomstick and she even turns herself into a frog. Gorgeous line illustrations add to the charm of the Worst Witch stories.

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The Good Book Guide logo The Good Book Guide Review. It's not too much fun being turned into a frog - but that's what happens to Mildred Hubble, the ‘worst witch' at Miss Cackle's Academy. But she gets her revenge on the horrible Ethel and even makes the sinister Miss Hardbroom look foolish.


Bad Spell for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

A new term spells disaster for Mildred. She is determined to lose her embarrassing reputation as the worst witch the Academy has ever seen - but things rapidly get out of hand. By the author of "The Worst Witch" and "The Worst Witch Strikes Again".

About the Author

Jill Murphy

One of the World Book Day 2014 Authors

Jill Murphy is one of Britain’s most treasured author–illustrators. She wrote and illustrated her first book, the bestselling The Worst Witch, while still only eighteen, and went on to create the award-winning Large family series, which has sold over five million copies worldwide and been adapted for television. Jill’s other characters include a small monster called Marlon who starred in the acclaimed picture books The Last Noo-Noo and All for One, and Ruby the bunny, who stars in Jill's latest picture book, Meltdown! Jill lives in Cornwall.

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28th July 1983




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