The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star by Jill Murphy
  

The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star

Written by Jill Murphy

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The classic character Mildred Hubble, the most disaster-prone young witch at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches is back with a wonderful new adventure to celebrate 40 years since she first started at the school! It’s the beginning of a new term; Mildred and her friends are impressed by Miss Drill, their new, almost trendy form tutor. She’s certainly very different from Miss Cackle and Miss Hardbroom who have been running the school. When Miss Drill announces a very special competition which will be looking for star quality, everyone is very keen to enter! Can Mildred and the lovely little dog who surprisingly arrives to help her succeed or will the usual kinds of disasters befall her? A hugely entertaining story with wonderful illustrations, too.

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In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Worst Witch And The Wishing Star a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'I love the Worst Witch books, and really really enjoyed this one too! A must read!' - Matilda Greenacre

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Synopsis

The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star by Jill Murphy

Welcome back to the Worst Witch. This is the first new story in six years but Mildred Hubble is still as disaster-prone as ever! And as funny. Mildred's wish-come-true is a small dog but she has to keep him a secret from her friends, and especially the formidable Miss Hardbroom. It's a disaster waiting to happen...and it does...!

The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star launches a stunning new cover look and an appealing squarer format across the whole of the Worst Witch series.

lllustrated throughout with black and white pen drawings.

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Kids love to read and a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review The Worst Witch And The Wishing Star. You can read their reviews below.

Evie Young, age 8 - 'Mildred makes a wish on a star but does it come true? I think everyone will like this book, especially troublemakers like Mildred because this book will prove that not all trouble monkeys are bad all of the time.' Click Here to read the full review.

Lucy Keaveny, age 8 - 'The start of the year for Mildred goes surprisingly smoothly but her luck does not last for long as a wish on a star doesn't bring the luck she expects.' Click Here to read the full review.

Ella Meredith, age 7 - 'A really entertaining read for children and adults alike. 5 stars!' Click Here to read the full review.

George Johnson, age 7 - 'I hadn't read any of ‘The Worst Witch’ series before so wasn't sure what to expect. But I read the book in two nights because it was so good!' Click Here to read the full review.

Robyn Chorley, age 5 - 'I thought it was really good, I want to get more Worst Witch books for Mummy to read to me!' Click Here to read the full review.

Jessica Cobbin, age 7 - 'It's a really exciting book..It made me want to go to a school for witches and learn how to ride a broomstick.' Click Here to read the full review.

Hannah Minton, age 8 - 'I loved this story, it was full of adventure, friendship and fun.' Click Here to read the full review.

Rosie Anna Bullard, age 7 - 'This story is about Mildred Hubel and her two best friends Maud and Enid. Mildred is off to a great start, until she wishes on a wishing star and everything starts to go wrong.' Click Here to read the full review.

Sylvie Williams, age 8 - 'I think lots of people will like The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, especially if they like dogs and witches! It doesn’t matter if you haven’t read the rest of the series.' Click Here to read the full review.

Adiella Norridge, age 10 - 'Short but good, entertaining and funny. Jill Murphy has done a great job of developing Mildred as a character.' Click Here to read the full review.

Rohan Delamere, age 8 - 'This is about a girl who wishes on a shooting star and her wish comes true and she has an adventure!' Click Here to read the full review.

Matilda Greenacre, age 7 - 'I love the Worst Witch books, and really really enjoyed this one too! A must read!' Click Here to read the full review.

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A hugely entertaining story with wonderful illustrations, too. -- Julia Eccleshare Lovereading4Kids

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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Format

Hardback

Author

Jill Murphy
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Author's Website

www.jillmurphy.moonfruit.co...

Publisher

Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd

Publication date

3rd October 2013

ISBN

9780141383996

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