The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star

Written by Jill Murphy

Part of the The Worst Witch Series

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LoveReading View on 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.

The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star Synopsis

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 Reader Reviews

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  • 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.' Read 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.' Read full review >
  • Ella Meredith, age 7 - 'A really entertaining read for children and adults alike. 5 stars!' Read 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!' Read 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!' Read 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.' Read full review >
  • Hannah Minton, age 8 - 'I loved this story, it was full of adventure, friendship and fun.' Read 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.' Read 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.' Read 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.'
  • 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!' Read full review >
  • Matilda Greenacre, age 7 - 'I love the Worst Witch books, and really really enjoyed this one too!  A must read!' Read full review >
  • Jessica Banks, age 7 - 'A wonderful story which I really enjoyed.  I really liked the pictures which helped to bring the story to life.' Read full review >
  • Elspeth, age 9 - 'I really enjoyed reading this new adventure for Mildred Hubble, the Worst Witch.  I have read all the other books in this series and still find Mildred’s escapades very funny.' Read full review >
  • Poppy Carter, age 10 - 'The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star by Jill Murphy is an amazing book. This book is full of action and surprises and I really enjoyed reading it. It was a lot of fun.' Read full review >
  • Lucy Bridges, age 8 - 'I think The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star by Jill Murphy was absolutely AMAZING!' Read full review >
  • Eva Majury, age 10 - 'Mildred is the same likeable accident-prone character with lots of personality.  There is lots to interest and keep the reader intrigued and I'm sure you will be entertained by Mildred's misadventures.' Read full review >
  • Livi Faulkner, age 7 - 'I loved the Worst Witch and the Wishing Star...I especially liked it when everybody erupts cheering and clapping.' Read full review >

The Worst Witch and The Wishing Star Press Reviews

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

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All versions of this book

ISBN: 9780141323466
Publication date: 06/02/2014
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback

ISBN: 9780141383996
Publication date: 03/10/2013
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Hardback

Book Information

ISBN: 9780141323466
Publication date: 6th February 2014
Author: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 208 pages
Suitable for: 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: Reluctant Readers, eBooks
Other Categories: Reviewed by Children

About 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 ...

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