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Jill Murphy - Author

About the Author

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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Featured books by Jill Murphy

Other books by Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 19/09/2019

Hang on to your broomstick for a gorgeous colour paperback edition of The Worst Witch! Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy when she was only sixteen, disaster-prone Mildred Hubble - the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy - has been casting her spell for over forty years, enchanting millions of young readers. For this special edition, Jill Murphy has reproduced her original illustrations entirely in gorgeous full colour, and has written a special letter to her readers. 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... 'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express 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, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the first, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.

First Prize for the Worst Witch

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/04/2019

I am a hopeless case - everything I do always does go wrong in the end. Mildred Hubble may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you'll ever have. ----- Summer term has started at Miss Cackle's Academy, and somehow the disaster-prone Mildred has made it to Year Four. Even though everyone knows her as the Worst Witch in the School, she's secretly set her sights on winning the school's highest honour. Yes, Mildred wants to be Head Girl! Can she stay out of trouble and prove to everyone that even the worst witch can turn her fortunes around? Not if her arch-enemy Ethel Hallow has anything to do with it... 'The Worst Witch is back - and it's as subtly feminist as ever' - New Statesman Read the rest of Mildred's (mis)adventures: The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/02/2019

Celebrate the joys of motherhood with this gorgeous Mother's Day gift edition of the modern picture book classic! Mums everywhere will understand the plight of poor Mrs Large. All she wants is five minutes' peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Large family, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian

On the Way Home

On the Way Home

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/02/2019

On the Way Home is a fantastic journey of the imagination that every child who tells the occasional tall tale will relate to! Claire has hurt her knee so she sets off home to tell her mum all about it. On the way she meets her friends and tells them how the fall happened. But just how did it happen . . .? Was she dropped by a wolf, a slithering snake, an enormous dragon or a hairy gorilla?! Filled with a little girl's inventive stories, On the Way Home is by Jill Murphy, the author and illustrator of the bestselling Peace at Last and Whatever Next!

Peace at Last

Peace at Last

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

Jill Murphy's bestselling classic Peace at Last has delighted children for almost fourty years, and is equally beloved by tired parents who are all too familiar with the plight of poor Mr Bear. With a snoring Mrs Bear, an excitable Baby Bear and a house full of tapping and dripping and ticking, peace is hard to come by - will Mr Bear ever get a decent night's sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This edition comes in a chunky cased board book format, so even the youngest children can enjoy this classic story.

Whatever Next!

Whatever Next!

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Board book Release Date: 10/01/2019

It's very nearly bath time for Baby Bear, but he just wants to go on one more adventure - a quick trip to the moon. Mrs Bear isn't pleased, and anyway, she says, Baby Bear doesn't have a rocket. Luckily, there's one under the stairs . . . Join Baby Bear as he makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon, all before bath time. Whatever Next! This is a board book edition of a beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy, author of Peace at Last and The Worst Witch.

Beth Nesaf?

Beth Nesaf?

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/01/2019

First Prize for the Worst Witch

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: eBook Release Date: 06/09/2018

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of First Prize for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy. Accident-prone Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch at Miss Cackles Academy. Shes always getting her spells wrong and landing herself in trouble. But Mildred is in the last term of Fourth Year and determined to prove that shes not as useless as everyone thinks - could it be First Prize for the worst witch after all? The Worst Witch is back - and its as subtly feminist as ever - New Statesman

First Prize for the Worst Witch

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 15/06/2018

Penguin presents the CD edition of First Prize for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy, read by Gemma Arterton. Accident-prone Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch at Miss Cackle's Academy. She's always getting her spells wrong and landing herself in trouble. But Mildred is in the last term of Fourth Year and determined to prove that she's not as useless as everyone thinks - could it be First Prize for the worst witch after all? The Worst Witch is back - and it's as subtly feminist as ever - New Statesman

First Prize for the Worst Witch

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/05/2018

I am a hopeless case - everything I do always does go wrong in the end. Mildred Hubble may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you'll ever have. ----- Summer term has started at Miss Cackle's Academy, and somehow the disaster-prone Mildred has made it to Year Four. Even though everyone knows her as the Worst Witch in the School, she's secretly set her sights on winning the school's highest honour. Yes, Mildred wants to be Head Girl! Can she stay out of trouble and prove to everyone that even the worst witch can turn her fortunes around? Not if her arch-enemy Ethel Hallow has anything to do with it... 'The Worst Witch is back - and it's as subtly feminist as ever' - New Statesman Read the rest of Mildred's (mis)adventures: The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.

Meltdown!

Meltdown!

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

From the creator of the Large Family series comes another perfectly observed family comedy about a baby bunny rabbit and her mum on the supermarket shop ... a shop which doesn't go quite to plan! Jill Murphy deserves a constellation of gold stars for consistently writing picture books that please children and enrapture parents Observer From the bestselling author of The Worst Witch and the Large Family series comes a true-to-life, laugh-out-loud family comedy about a toddler tantrum. Ruby the rabbit likes to be helpful, but she often gets a bit overexcited ... especially in the supermarket. Crisps are so CRUNCHY! Tins of beans are fun to ROLL! And when Ruby sees a cake, a cake in the shape of a cute pink piggy, she wants it ... she wants it now. Introducing Ruby, a completely loveable new bunny, Jill Murphy observes the oh-so familiar supermarket sulk with all of her trademark warmth and wit, and perfectly depicts family life - in all its hectic glory - once again.

Whatever Next!

Whatever Next!

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The moon and back before bath time? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon. Celebrate thirty-five years of the bear family with this very special edition of the classic bedtime story, Whatever Next!, a beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of the characteristic warmth and humour of Jill Murphy, author of The Worst Witch.

Peace at Last

Peace at Last

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/01/2018

The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried. Snore, snore went Mrs Bear. Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's the delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This is a beautiful refreshed edition of a much-loved picture book classic.

All In One Piece

All In One Piece

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2017

A stunning new edition of a modern classic in the bestselling Large Family series. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian A hilarious tale of family life, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern picture book classic in the Large Family series, Mr and Mrs Large the elephants are putting on their best suit and dress - they're going to a dinner-dance! But, with Lester, Laura, Luke and the baby determined to help Mum and Dad get ready, will they make it out all in one piece? With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.

Mr Large In Charge

Mr Large In Charge

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2017

A stunning new edition of a modern classic in the bestselling Large Family series. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian The perfect Father's Day gift and hilarious tale of family life, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern picture book classic in the Large family series. Mrs Large isn't feeling too good. So Mr Large sends her back to bed. I'll take charge, he says. Mrs Large settles down for a nice rest while Mr Large and the children get busy hoovering, dusting and tidying. But Mrs Large's day doesn't turn out to be quite as restful as she had first hoped! With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.

A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2017

A stunning new edition of a modern classic in the bestselling Large Family series. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian A hilarious tale of family life and the difficulties of dieting, this is a beautiful new edition of a modern classic in the Large Family series. Mrs Large the elephant is feeling a bit wibbly-wobbly - so decides the whole family need to shape up! Biscuits and crisps are out, veggies and jogs are in! But, when you're a hungry elephant ... healthy eating and exercise is no piece of cake! With a foreword and gorgeous foil lettering on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.

A Quiet Night In

A Quiet Night In

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2017

A stunning new edition of a Kate Greenaway-shortlisted, modern classic in the Large Family series. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian A great birthday gift for Dad, this is a beautiful new edition of a Kate Greenaway-shortlisted story of family life in the bestselling Large series. It's Mr Large the elephant's birthday and Mrs Large is planning a nice, quiet night in - a night for just the two of them. But even with the children washed and in their pyjamas before half past four, the night doesn't unfold quite to plan! With a foreword and gorgeous foil on the cover and spine, this is a beautiful book to treasure.

The Worst Witch TV tie-in

The Worst Witch TV tie-in

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 26/01/2017

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.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/11/2016

There's family fun for everyone in this interactive sound book version of the much-loved classic story. A fabulous sound book edition of a firm family favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! Taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Large family, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators.

Meltdown!

Meltdown!

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/09/2016

From the creator of the Large Family series comes another perfectly observed family comedy about a baby bunny rabbit and her mum on the supermarket shop ... a shop which doesn't go quite to plan! Jill Murphy deserves a constellation of gold stars for consistently writing picture books that please children and enrapture parents Observer From the bestselling author of The Worst Witch and the Large Family series comes a true-to-life, laugh-out-loud family comedy about a toddler tantrum. Ruby the rabbit likes to be helpful, but she often gets a bit overexcited ... especially in the supermarket. Crisps are so CRUNCHY! Tins of beans are fun to ROLL! And when Ruby sees a cake, a cake in the shape of a cute pink piggy, she wants it ... she wants it now. Introducing Ruby, a completely loveable new bunny, Jill Murphy observes the oh-so familiar supermarket sulk with all of her trademark warmth and wit, and perfectly depicts family life - in all its hectic glory - once again.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Join in the fun with the Large family with this wonderful sticker activity book, based on the classic picture book by Jill Murphy. For over 30 years, readers have loved sharing the chaotic lives of the Large family. Now for the first time, you can join in the fun of Five Minutes' Peace with this busy sticker activity book featuring all the characters from the much-loved story. Little ones will be absorbed for hours with games, puzzles and activities - there are over 50 stickers! Add your own touch of fun to Jill Murphy's warm and witty illustrations of domestic chaos!

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2016

Colour in the Large family with this wonderful colouring activity book, based on the classic picture book by Jill Murphy. For 30 years, readers have loved sharing the chaotic lives of the Large family. Now for the first time, you can join in the fun of Five Minutes' Peace with this jam-packed colouring book featuring all the characters from the much-loved story. Little ones will be absorbed for hours with colouring, drawing, dot-to-dots, colour by numbers - there are even a set of cut-out characters to dress up and keep. Add your own touch of colour to Jill Murphy's warm and witty illustrations of domestic chaos!

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/02/2016

Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian A stunning 30th anniversary edition of a family picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Board book Release Date: 05/11/2015

Celebrate thirty years of the Large family with this special board book edition of a modern picture-book classic. If you are not familiar with these stories, you really have not lived ... you just couldn't get better Guardian A stunning 30th anniversary board book edition of a family picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2015

Celebrate thirty years of the Large family in this stunning anniversary edition of a modern picture book classic. A stunning 30th anniversary edition of a family picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators.

Heddwch o'r Diwedd

Heddwch o'r Diwedd

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/07/2015

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/11/2014

Piece together the triumphs and trials of family life in this delightful jigsaw edition of the much-loved classic story. There's never a dull moment with the Large family! For more than twenty-five years, readers have been giggling their way through this family favourite. One morning Mrs Large, needing some peace and quiet away from her boisterous children, takes refuge in the bathroom. She fills herself a foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast ... but finds her peace is to be very short-lived! Now you can join in the fun with this interactive jigsaw edition.

The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

The Worst Witch (Colour Gift Edition)

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/09/2014

Miss Cackle's Academy is no ordinary school. It stands at the top of a high mountain surrounded by a pine forest, and one clear days you can just see the pupils flitting about on their broomsticks above the playground wall. For this is a school for witches and, instead of the usual lessons, the girls there all have to learn about such things as casting spells and making magic potions. Mildred Hubble has a reputation for being the worst pupil in the school - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy . . . For this special 40th anniversary hardback edition, Jill Murphy has reproduced the original drawings in beautiful full colour.

The Worst Witch; The Worst Strikes Again; A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch and The Worst Witch All at Sea

The Worst Witch; The Worst Strikes Again; A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch and The Worst Witch All at Sea

Author: Jill Murphy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/09/2014

Puffin audio presents brand new recordings of the one and only Worst Witch, read by Gemma Arterton. Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy . . This audiobook collection includes: The Worst Witch The Worst Witch Strikes Again A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch The Worst Witch All at Sea

Worst Witch Strikes Again

Worst Witch Strikes Again

Author: Jill Murphy Format: eBook Release Date: 04/09/2014

Summer term at Miss Cackles Academy for Witches has just begun and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in deep trouble again - all because of the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isnt nearly as placid as she looks . . .

The Worst Witch Saves the Day; The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star

The Worst Witch Saves the Day; The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star

Author: Jill Murphy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 04/09/2014

Puffin audio presents brand new recordings of the one and only Worst Witch, read by Gemma Arterton. Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy . . This audiobook collection includes: The Worst Witch Saves the Day The Worst Witch to the Rescue The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star

The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star

The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/10/2013

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy is back in an exciting, very funny 7th adventure. In The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, Mildred, notoriously the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, makes a wish on a shooting star - and to her great surprise it comes true! But it also spells trouble. 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 which includes The Worst Witch; 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. 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, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the seventh, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2013

'Mildred Hubble was in her first year at the school. She was one of those people who always seemed be in trouble.' Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem with Jill Murphy's much-loved classic The Worst Witch- the original story of life at a magical boarding school. 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... 'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express Read the rest of Mildred's (mis)adventures: The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star.

Peace at Last

Peace at Last

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Board book Release Date: 14/03/2013

The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried. Snore, snore went Mrs Bear. Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. This edition comes in a handy board book format, so even the youngest children can enjoy this classic story.

The Last Noo-Noo

The Last Noo-Noo

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

A brilliantly funny book about a monster attached to his dummy, from the bestselling author-illustrator of Five Minutes' Peace and Peace at Last. With wit, humour and a keen feel for the dynamics of family life, the creator of Five Minutes' Peace and A Quiet Night In captures a familiar dilemma in this multiple award-winning book - the dilemma of how to help a little one let go of their dummy! Marlon's granny thinks that he's much too old for a dummy. It's a noo-noo, Marlon informs her. And he has no intention of giving it up. Not even when his mum throws it in the bin. Not even when the other monsters call him a big baby. Nothing and no one can make Marlon give up his noo-noo until Marlon decides that the time is right...

All For One

All For One

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2011

Marlon tries very hard to be part of the neighborhood games until he finds something else to do that makes everyone want to join him.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2011

Celebrate twenty-five years of the Large family with this special edition of a modern picture book classic, complete with fold-out height chart. A stunning 25th anniversary edition of an award-winning picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators. With the jacket of this edition revealing an exclusive height chart, this is the perfect gift for mums and little ones alike.

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy, Julia Eccleshare Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2011

Jill Murphy's classic, much-loved The Worst Witch series is the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for 5-9 readers. Loveable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...'Oh no...You've done it now Mildred!' 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... 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.

Dear Hound

Dear Hound

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/04/2010

Alfie the deerhound is a large grey puppy. He loves his boy Charlie, and cheese, and he's very good at digging holes. But poor Alfie has got lost and he's scared - of thunderstorms and being hungry and never seeing Charlie again . . . Meanwhile, Charlie doesn't know what to do - but one thing is for sure: he'll never stop looking for his dear hound. Can Alfie ever find his way back to Charlie - and his great big squashy beanbag in the kitchen? Written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, the creator of the much-loved Worst Witch series and picture book classics such as Peace at Last and The Large Family.

Dear Hound

Dear Hound

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/10/2009

Alfie the deerhound is a large grey puppy. He loves his boy Charlie, and cheese and he's very good at digging holes. But poor Alfie has got lost and he's scared - of thunderstorms and being hungry and never seeing Charlie again . . . Meanwhile, Charlie doesn't know what to do - but one thing is for sure: he'll never stop looking for his dear hound. Can Alfie ever find his way back to Charlie - and his great big squashy beanbag in the kitchen?

Peace at Last Big Book

Peace at Last Big Book

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 23/07/2009

The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep - however he tried and wherever he tried. Snore, snore went Mrs Bear. Tick-tock, tick-tock went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make Jill Murphy's delightful Peace at Last an all-time favourite bedtime story with children and adults everywhere. Peace at Last Big Book is in an ideal format for classroom and group use.

Five Minutes' Peace

Five Minutes' Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/07/2009

A modern picture book classic with a story CD - there's never a dull moment with the Large Family! A book and CD edition of a family picture book favourite, this is the story of Mrs Large the elephant - who just needs five minutes of peace and quiet away from her boisterous children! So, taking refuge in the bathroom, she fills herself a hot, foamy bubble bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast and the morning paper. But there's never a dull moment with the Larges, and it soon becomes clear that mum's quiet time is to be very short-lived! Read aloud by award-winning actress Miriam Margoyles, family life is beautifully observed in this warm and funny modern classic from Jill Murphy, one of Britain's most treasured author-illustrators.

All in One Piece

All in One Piece

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2009

Mr and Mrs Large are getting ready for the office dinner-dance. But with Lester, Laura, Luke and the baby around, they'll be lucky to get out of the house all in one piece.

A Quiet Night in

A Quiet Night in

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2009

It's Mr Large's birthday and Mrs Large has prepared him a meal, as they're going to celebrate with a quiet night in. But as usual in the Large household, things don't go to plan, and Mr and Mrs Large fall asleep on the sofa. So the little Larges sneak off to bed with all the lovingly prepared food.

A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Mixed media product Release Date: 06/07/2009

When Mrs Large decides she is too fat, she puts the whole family on a diet. Biscuits and crisps are out; healthy meals and healthy jogs are in. But for hungry elephants, dieting is definitely not a piece of cake! Read by Miriam Margoyles. Duration approx 12 minutes.

Large Family: Sebastian's Sleepover

Large Family: Sebastian's Sleepover

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/03/2009

There's chaos in store when Sebastian invites the Large children to his sleepover! When Mrs Smart promises Sebastian a special treat for getting top marks in his music exam, there's just one thing he wants: a sleepover with Laura, Lester and Luke. Mrs Smart is horrified - with the Large children involved, things are guaranteed to get out of hand! This time, however, it's Sebastian who's having all the accidents - breaking the new TV, messing up his mum's designer wardrobe and spilling paint on the carpet. When Mrs Smart blames her unwanted guests, Laura, Lester and Luke are sent back home. But Sebastian hasn't given up on his sleepover - it will just have to be at the Large house instead, where anything goes...and that's far more fun!

The Worst Witch to the Rescue

The Worst Witch to the Rescue

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2008

The Worst Witch to the Rescue is a classic Worst Witch story by Jill Murphy The Worst Witch to the Rescue is a fantastic, brand new Worst Witch adventure from Jill Murphy, the much-loved Worst Witch series told the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for 5-9 readers. Loveable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches . . . 'It isn't actually a known spell. I sort of made it up myself.' Mildred Hubble always tries her best, but her spells never seem to go right. She may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you could ever have. Millions of readers love her and so will you . . . Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea and The Worst Witch Saves the Day are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

The Worst Witch Collection

The Worst Witch Collection

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Counterpack - filled Release Date: 04/10/2007

Loveable, clumsy Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Together with her best friends, Maud and Enid, and her beloved cat, Tabby, Mildred is determined to become a better witch and please her form teacher, the formidable Miss Hardbroom. But trouble just seems to follow her around and with arch enemy Ethel Hallow always ready to spoil things, Mildred finds herself in one scrape after another. Get to know Mildred from her very first day at Miss Cackle's Academy. This book is ideal for Worst Witch collectors and brand-new Mildred Hubble fans.

The Worst Witch to the Rescue

The Worst Witch to the Rescue

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 04/10/2007

Mildred Hubble is sure that the new term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches is going to go brilliantly. She has prepared the best Holiday Project ever - she's certain that her form teacher, the formidable Miss Hardbroom, will be impressed. Even Mildred's arch enemy, Ethel Hallow, seems to have turned over a new leaf. But, as always, Mildred's plans soon come tumbling down around her. Will Mildred triumph after all?

The Worst Witch Strikes Again

The Worst Witch Strikes Again

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/08/2007

It's the summer term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in deep trouble yet again - and all because of the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isn't nearly as angelic as she looks.

Whatever Next!

Whatever Next!

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2007

The moon and back before bathtime? Whatever next! Join Baby Bear as he finds a rocket, makes friends with an owl and has a picnic on the moon! A beautiful story of innocence and imagination, full of Jill Murphy's characteristic warmth and humour, Whatever Next! is the second Bear family adventure following the bestselling Peace at Last.

On the Way Home

On the Way Home

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2007

Well, said Claire, there was a very big, bad wolf . . . Claire has hurt her knee so she sets off home to tell her mum all about it. On the way she meets her friends and tells them how the fall happened. But just how did it happen . . .? Was she dropped by a wolf, a slithering snake, an enormous dragon or a hairy gorilla?! By Jill Murphy, the author and illustrator of the bestselling Peace at Last and Whatever Next!, On the Way Home is a fantastic journey of the imagination that every child can relate to.

Peace at Last

Peace at Last

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/07/2007

The hour was late and Mr Bear was tired. But he could not sleep -- however he tried and wherever he tried. SNORE, SNORE went Mrs Bear. TICK-TOCK, TICK-TOCK went the clock. Would he never get to sleep? The familiar noises, repetition and beautiful illustrations make this delightful picture book an all-time favourite with children and adults everywhere.

The Worst Witch Saves the Day

The Worst Witch Saves the Day

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2006

It's the start of a new term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and Mildred Hubble is determined not to be the worst witch this year. Everything starts so well. Mildred's class has a new form teacher - no more Miss Hardbroom for Mildred and her friends! But then the new teacher, Miss Granite, starts acting fishy; Mildred has a very bad hair day when a hair growth spell goes wrong and she has to put up with know-it-all Ethel Hallow being 'helpful'. To top it all, her beloved cat Tabby is having a nervous breakdown and refuses to fly.

Five Minutes Peace

Five Minutes Peace

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2006

This is a modern picture-book classic - there's never a dull moment with the Large family! One morning Mrs Large, needing some peace and quiet away from her boisterous children, decides to take refuge in the bathroom. She fills herself a foamy bubble-bath and takes in a tray of her favourite breakfast...but finds her peace is to be very short-lived! It is the winner of the Best Books for Babies Award. The Large Family series has sold nearly four million copies worldwide.

A Piece of Cake

A Piece of Cake

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2006

A modern picture book classic about the best-loved Larges, in the series that includes Five Minutes' Peace, A Quiet In and All in One Piece. In this funny and brilliantly observed story from Jill Murphy's bestselling Large series, Mrs Large is feeling a tiny bit wibbly-wobbly - so decides to put the whole family on a diet! Biscuits and crisps are out, healthy meals and jogs are in. But for hungry elephants, dieting is definitely not a piece of cake... Just what will happen when Granny sends them something delicious in the post?

A Quiet Night In

A Quiet Night In

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2006

A modern picture-book classic - there's never a dull moment with the Large family! It's Mr Large's birthday and Mrs Large has prepared him a meal, as they're going to celebrate with a quiet night in. But as usual in the Large household, things don't go to plan, and Mr and Mrs Large fall asleep on the sofa! So the little Larges sneak off to bed with all the lovingly prepared food...

Last Noo Noo

Last Noo Noo

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/01/2006

A classic and compact picture book specifically designed to encourage reading time! Marlon the monster loves his dummies. He calls them his noo-noos . Marlon's granny says he's too old for a dummy and all the other monsters tease him about it too. But Marlon isn't going to give up his noo-noo until he wants to! Winner of the Smarties Book Prize (0-5 category). Walker Reading Time books are a new series designed to offer all the fun and variety you need to make story time the highlight of the day. The manageable format is ideal for reading to your child - or for your child to read to you!

The Worst Witch Saves the Day

The Worst Witch Saves the Day

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Hardback Release Date: 06/10/2005

It's the start of a new term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and Mildred Hubble is determined not to be the worst witch this year. Everything starts so well. Mildred's class has a new form teacher - no more Miss Hardbroom for Mildred and her friends! But then the new teacher, Miss Granite, starts acting fishy; Mildred has a very bad hair day when a hair growth spell goes wrong and she has to put up with know-it-all Ethel Hallow being 'helpful'. To top it all, her beloved cat Tabby is having a nervous breakdown and refuses to fly.

The Worst Witch Saves the Day

The Worst Witch Saves the Day

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2005

The Worst Witch Saves the Day is the fifth adventure in the much-loved Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy, in which lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in trouble once again. She is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches . . . 'What this cat needs is to pull himself together!' Something is up at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches: Mildred Hubble's new form teacher is really weird. Or is she? Investigating isn't easy, especially when Mildred's potions go wrong, the class know-it-all insists on being 'helpful' and her beloved cat is having a nervous breakdown . . . 'A lovely, sparkly book' - Observer 'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

The Worst Witch to the Rescue

The Worst Witch to the Rescue

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2005

The Worst Witch to the Rescue by Jill Murphy is a classic Worst Witch adventure starring lovable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble. 'It isn't actually a known spell. I sort of made it up myself.' Mildred Hubble always tries her best, but her spells never seem to go right. She may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you could ever have. Millions of readers love her and so will you . . . Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy: The Worst Witch, 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 and the Wishing Star are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

The Worst Witch All at Sea

The Worst Witch All at Sea

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/03/2005

The Worst Witch All At Sea is the fourth of Jill Murphy's classic, much-loved The Worst Witch series, the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for readers aged 5-9. Lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches . . . Mildred is in deep water on the school trip! Mildred Hubble, the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, can't bear to leave behind her beloved cat, Tabby, when the class goes for a week beside the seaside. But keeping Tabby leads Mildred into yet more trouble. 'A wonderful zany story' - Daily Telegraph 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, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the first, are some of Puffin's most successful titles. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Saves the Day,The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy, Julia Eccleshare Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/11/2004

Mildred Hubble is the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches - she's always getting her spells wrong. But she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy.

Whatever Next CD

Whatever Next CD

Author: Jill Murphy Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 18/06/2004

Beautifully written and illustrated with Jill Murphy's characteristic warmth and humour - a picture book classic! Available on CD for the first time - with sound effects and music!

The Worst Witch Strikes Again

The Worst Witch Strikes Again

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2003

The Worst Witch Strikes Again by Jill Murphy is the second book in the classic Worst Witch series starring the lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble - possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches . . . 'I wonder,' said Miss Cackle, 'if there is any hope for you in this Academy, Mildred.' Summer term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches has just begun and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in deep trouble again - all because of the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isn't nearly as placid as she looks . . . Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/10/2003

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch is the third of Jill Murphy's much-loved The Worst Witch series, starring the lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble - possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches . . . A new term spells disaster for Mildred! After a disastrous first year, Mildred is determined to lose her embarrassing reputation as the worst witch Miss Cackle's Academy has ever seen - but things rapidly get out of hand when her arch-enemy Ethel turns her into a frog... Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day, The Worst Witch to the Rescue and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.

The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star

The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/04/2003

Mildred Hubble, positively the Worst Witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches is back in another very funny adventure. In The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star, Mildred makes a wish on a shooting star - and to her great surprise it comes true! But it also spells trouble. 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 which includes The Worst Witch; 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. 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, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the seventh, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.

The Worst Witch

The Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 27/09/2001

Jill Murphy's classic, much-loved The Worst Witch series is the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for 5-9 readers. Loveable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...'Oh no...You've done it now Mildred!' 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... 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.

Peace at Last

Peace at Last

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 22/09/1995

The Worst Witch All at Sea

The Worst Witch All at Sea

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/08/1994

The Worst Witch All At Sea is a classic Worst Witch story by Jill Murphy The Worst Witch All At Sea is the fourth of Jill Murphy's classic, much-loved The Worst Witch series, the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for 5-9 readers. Loveable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches . . . Mildred is in deep water on the school trip! Mildred Hubble, the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, can't bear to leave behind her beloved cat, Tabby, when the class goes for a week beside the seaside. But keeping Tabby leads Mildred into yet more trouble. 'A wonderful zany story' - Daily Telegraph Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, 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.

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

Author: Jill Murphy Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/07/1983

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch is a classic Worst Witch story by Jill Murphy. A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch is the third of Jill Murphy's classic, much-loved The Worst Witch series, the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for 5-9 readers. Loveable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches ...A new term spells disaster for Mildred! Mildred is determined to lose her embarrassing reputation as the worst witch the Academy has ever seen - but things rapidly get out of hand! Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. The Worst Witch was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch , The Worst Witch Strikes Again , 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.

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