The Worst Witch

Written by Jill Murphy

Part of the The Worst Witch Series

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LoveReading View on The Worst Witch

The trials and tribulations of a disastrous new girl at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches a gloriously witchy boarding school, The Worst Witch has magic galore. Unfortunately for Mildred Hubble, most of it has a habit of going badly wrong. Her broomstick won’t fly straight, her cat is tabby not black and she manages to turn her arch-enemy into a toad. Nice short chapters with stunning illustrations also by Jill Murphy make this a perfect first reader.

reader reviews

In addition to our Lovereading expert opinion for The Worst Witch a small number of children were lucky enough to be invited to review this title. Here's a taster....'Mildred Hubble chews on her plaits, wears her hat back to front and her shoe laces trail on the floor.  She is worst witch in her school but it isn't her fault. ' - Jemima Foyster.

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The Worst Witch Synopsis

The Worst Witch written and illustrated by Jill Murphy is reissued with exciting new branding and format. The Worst Witch is the first in the bestselling children's series by Jill Murphy. Hold on to your broomstick for magical mayhem!

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. 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...

The Worst Witch Press Reviews

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

Jemima Foyster, age 5 - 'Mildred Hubble chews on her plaits, wears her hat back to front and her shoe laces trail on the floor.  She is worst witch in her school but it isn't her fault.' 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.

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Further praise for The Worst Witch.

Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch  Sunday Express


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Book Information

ISBN: 9780141349596
Publication date: 5th September 2013
Author: Jill Murphy
Publisher: Puffin Books an imprint of Penguin Books Ltd
Format: Paperback
Pagination: 128 pages
Suitable for: 5+ readers, 7+ readers
Genres: General Fiction
Recommendations: eBooks
Other Categories: Bookshelf Essentials

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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