The Witch's Child by Arthur Yorinks


The Witch's Child by Arthur Yorinks

This is a scary story about a witch who desires a child of her own. She makes one from straw and scraps of cloth and names her Rosalie. However, she can't bring the rag child to life. In her anger, she decides if she can't have a child, then no one can, and turns the children who cross her path into shrubs. Until one day, a girl stumbles into the witch's house while she is away. The girl discovers the rag child and hugs her and straightens her clothes etc. These acts of caring bring the doll to life. The witch upon returning is enraged by the child and tries to grab her, but the rag child defends the girl and destroys the evil witch.

About the Author

Arthur Yorinks has written a number of celebrated books for children. Among them are Mommy?, illustrated by Maurice Sendak, Hey, Al, winner of the Caldecott Medal and Happy Bees. He is the founder and director of The Night Kitchen Radio Theater. Yorinks lives in New York City, USA.

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40 pages


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Publication date

7th September 2007



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