Tuesday, June 17, 2014

The Worst Witch to the Rescue by Jill Murphy

It's time for Witch School again and Mildred is looking forward to it.  She has come up with the best spell during summer break and she KNOWS Ms. H will be impressed.  She can't wait to share!

Candlewick Books and Net Galley allowed me to read this book for review (thank you).  It will be published (along with the rest of series) on August 5th.

Mildred runs into a tree in her return to school with a little help from her cat and, while she's trying to get untangled, Ethel finds her.  She joins her on the branch and talks about the new school year and asks how Mildred is doing.  Mildred can't believe she's being friendly so she talks too.  Unfortunately, she talks too much.

When it's time for showing off the spells they created in the summer, Ethel is suddenly using her spell.  When she helped her pick up her things out at the tree, she stole the spell that Mildred is so proud of.  But how will Mildred prove that?

With her two friends and a couple of animals to help her, she does what she can to convince her teacher and the principal that the spell is hers.  It's good story and a great end to this series.

I enjoyed reading all of these stories and think most young ones will, too.  They are also great bedtime reads, though they will take more than one night to read.  Why don't you give these classic stories a read, or a reread as the case may be?

Happy reading!

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