Tuesday, August 27, 2013

The Little Leftover Witch by Florence Laughlin

This was just so wrong.  How could her broom break and strand her here on earth for a while year?  How could it?

Simon and Schuster Books for Young Readers and Edelweiss allowed me to download a copy of this book for review (thank you).  It is being published today and this is an excellent book for a Halloween gift.

Felina finds herself stuck with the Doon family for a whole year.  She can't go home until next Halloween.  That's OK, she'll make it.  It'd be so much better if the Doons would just leave her alone and stop trying to incorporate her in the family.  They are forever optimistic and joyful and it just rubs her wrong.  Witches don't act that way!

This is an extremely cute story about a little girl that doesn't fit in and learns through time that she might want to. I found the story touching and enjoyed the entire read.

This story was first written in 1971, but I've never come across it before.  I'm going to buy it because I liked it that well.  The only repercussion a parent could have is some talk about what witch's eat.  If you're imaginative, you could "create" some odd looking food and call it those special treats!

Happy reading.

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