The Worst Witch

By Jill Murphy,

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

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…

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2 authors picked The Worst Witch as one of their favorite books. Why do they recommend it?

How do you survive your school days, but with your own set of ‘magic spells’ and a good friend or two to help you along the way?

The humour in Jill Murphy’s stories is second to none and many children may recognise characters within the story, in people they know.

This book also shows that it is the girl who is honest and has integrity who ‘wins the day’ and ‘saves the day’: While perhaps an unlikely heroine, since she always appears to be getting into trouble (not always through any fault of her own) thinking on your feet, honesty…

On her first day at the Academy, each pupil was given a broomstick and taught to ride it, which takes quite a long time and isn’t nearly as easy as it looks. 

I love an underdog story, and this certainly fits the bill. Mildred is the worst witch at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. She can’t seem to do anything right, whether it’s casting a spell or—you guessed it—flying a broom. If she’s going to survive witch school, she’s going to have to do it in a more . . . unconventional way. The first in a series, this enchanting…

From Lee's list on with magical brooms.

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