September 2014 Book of the Month Pixies, ghouls, and a granny who is stuck in the old ways are just some of the characters in this highly entertaining and action-packed story set in a witchy world that is as new fangled as our own. Cauldron’s are so yesterday, Flo would never be seen dead with one. She talks to her friends on a skychatter and, if she’s going to travel, she’d take a skycab rather than ride on a wobbly broomstick. Flo is passionate about saving pixies who are almost extinct while Grandma dreads an invasion of ghouls who she thinks are about to attack the Witchworld. Chris Riddell’s illustrations bring this ebullient world, so like our own and so different, vividly to life.
The witches of Witchworld have no need for old-fashioned wands or broomsticks, not when they have shiny Spellsticks and super-whizzy Skyriders instead. And no one has a cauldron anymore, just a cupboard full of Potions2Go. Flo Skritchett lives with her mother, the editor-in-chief of celebrity andLifestyle magazine, Hocus Pocus, and her witchteen sister. All is well, until her grandmother flies in to town and warns them that Witchworld is in danger from a Ghoul Attack! No one believes her - after all, Ghouls died out years ago and she still rides around on a broomstick, for goodness' sake!
Witchworld Reader Reviews
Kids love to read and so in addition to our Lovereading expert opinion some of our Lovereading4kids Reader Review Panel were also lucky enough to read and review this title.
Libby Bridgeman, age 7 - 'A lovely start to a new series set in the wonderfully realised Witchworld, which centres on the three generations of a witching clan introducing main character Flo Skritchett.' Read full review >
Emily Kinder, age 13 - 'Their whole world is beautifully crafted, and I love how everything has been thought about – it seems completely real.' Read full review >
Beth Honeyman, age 11 - 'Witchworld is an outstanding book filled with passion, love, loss, fun and witches.' Read full review >
Eleesha Walker, age 8 ½ - 'it's a magical mysterious adventure and made me feel excited and a little bit spooked. I really loved the characters being witches and ghouls.' Read full review >
Brodie Greenslade, age 8 - 'Witchworld is a great book, full of magic, mystery and fun.' Read full review >
Sam Harper, age 10 - 'Witchworld is a brilliantly funny, witchy adventure with awesome illustrations. It had me hooked from page one and I absolutely loved it. Amazing!' Read full review >
Alina Wraith, age 9 - 'I loved this book. It is exciting and adventurous. It has a lot of description and has a good story structure. I knew I was going to enjoy it as soon as I saw the cover.' Read full review >
Susanna Wagstaff, age 12 - 'Cauldrons, wands and frogs. That’s witches all over, right? Not any more. Flo tells the story of a modern day witch, until her Grandmother explains that seemingly extinct ghouls are back. Are they?' Read full review >
Isaac East, age 8 - 'This is a very good book with lots of magic and weird creatures in it. It is a story about a girl who has a very naughty grandma who breaks lots of laws.' Read full review >
Evie Young, age 9 - 'A funny story about witches with lots of magical creatures in. Great for anyone over 7.' Read full review >
Rohan Delamere, age 8 - 'This is a good book about a girl called Florence who has to find out about her special gift and save Witchworld with her older SISTER!!!!!' Read full review >
Benedict McCormack, age 8 - 'Jump into a new world. Witchworld is where you want to be for a fabulous adventure. Read full review >
Daniel Harrison, age 7 - 'This is a book about ghouls and I liked it because the characters were really funny. You should read this!' Read full review >
Danielle Wild, age 12 - 'Witchworld is a great book if you enjoy reading books with lots of adventurous things going on.' Read full review >
Hannah Baer, age 10 - 'I liked this book because it had a lot of mystery and action. Florence is brave and clever, fighting the Ghouls to save Witchworld.' Read full review >
Alexia Braimo, age 8 - 'I enjoyed very much reading Witchworld by Emma Fischel...I will definitely recommend my friends to read this book!' Read full review >
Bella Perez, age 9 - 'I loved it so much I couldn’t choose a fave chapter.'
Emma Fischel grew up in the country, the middle of five children, and had a happy, muddy childhood. She now lives in London and has three nearly grown-up children of her own - two boys and one girl, all very tall, and extremely useful at changing light bulbs she can't reach. Emma writes both fiction and non-fiction. Her books have been published by Bloomsbury, Usborne, Watts, and others.
Read a Q&A with Emma Fischel here.