The Worst Witch to the Rescue (Paperback)

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The Worst Witch to the Rescue (Paperback)

By Jill Murphy, Jill Murphy (Illustrator)
“Heartwarming magic with just the right touch of talking toads and tortoises.” —Kirkus Reviews

Lovable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. In her sixth adventure, Mildred is set up for disaster by her arch-nemesis, Ethel Hallow, who steals Mildred’s summer project and her enchanted tortoise, Einstein. Are Mildred’s broomstick skills up to the task of flying in a violent thunderstorm to rescue poor Einstein?
Jill Murphy (1949-2021) began drawing and writing stories at a very early age and was already putting books together (albeit with a stapler) by the time she was six. She was only eighteen when she wrote The Worst Witch. Her books about the lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble sold more than five million copies worldwide and became much-loved classics. Jill Murphy also wrote and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children.

Product Details ISBN: 9780763678623
ISBN-10: 0763678627
Publisher: Candlewick
Publication Date: August 25th, 2015
Pages: 176
Language: English
Series: Worst Witch
How can anyone resist a talking tortoise and a good-hearted young witch? ... Readers will cheer for the bighearted Mildred when she takes huge risks to save Einstein, her tortoise friend, and he in turn saves her. An old-fashioned tone combines with Briticisms and sophisticated vocabulary to make this a fine step up from early chapter books. Distinctively detailed black-and-white illustrations grace each spread, adding humor and information to the narrative. ... Heartwarming magic with just the right touch of talking toads and tortoises.
—Kirkus Reviews

Featuring a lively, likable protagonist, humorous touches, and intricate black-and-white illustrations, this sixth Worst Witch title is another entertaining read in the enjoyable series.
—Booklist Online

Heavily illustrated, with plenty of white space... Quite a nice facelift to a fantasy series for those not quite ready for Harry Potter.
—School Library Journal