Worst Witch,The

Worst Witch The 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 you

  • Title: Worst Witch,The
  • Author: Jill Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780141349596
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 9The 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 Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy s Worst Witch Sunday Express Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949 From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together literally, with a stapler by the time she was six She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art Jill worked in a children s home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the first, are some of Puffin s most successful titles If you d like to read of Mildred s disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle s Academy The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5 9.

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    1. This is the perfect book for young reluctant readers.It’s engaging, fun, fast-paced and actually a really great story. There’s a magic school, great friendship, antiheroes and a series of unfortunate events. And let’s not forget the lovely illustrations. This is no Harry Potter for sure—sure, sure, sure—but no one asked it to be, especially since it was first published before that series. It’s light and the kind of book you don’t plan on finishing right the moment you start it but [...]

    2. This is a classic children’s book and this sumptuous, colour, hardback edition only makes it more special. Of course, the book features our heroine Mildred Hubble at Miss Cackle’s Academy – high up at the top of a mountain. Mildred really wants to be a great witch, but instead she is unsuccessful at her spells and is always in trouble. In many ways, this is a typical school story, just with a more unusual setting. There is Ethel, the teacher’s pet, Mildred’s friends Maud and Enid, lots [...]

    3. For those like myself who went to primary school in the 1990s, The Worst Witch books were probably the closest thing we ever got to Harry Potter. Not that we should feel deprived in any way, as The Worst Witch books were and still are enjoyable reads. The Worst Witch is the first book in the series and details the troubles of Mildred Hubble, a pupil at Cackle's Academy and one who always seems to encounter misfortune, but somehow manages to save the day and in the process save herself, not just [...]

    4. Although I personally have found Jill Murphy's 1974 The Worst Witch a bit too much like the outline of a novel, with not nearly enough descriptiveness and presented details (as well as an ending that feels rather rushed and even a bit of a deus ex machina that leaves me as an older adult reader a bit annoyed and unsatisfied), I also do in fact and indeed much admire the author for having introduced and having featured as main protagonist Mildred Hubble, a young witch in training at Miss Cackle's [...]

    5. Oh too bad. I just realized I forgot to read this with an English accent. It would have been ever so much fun.This book would have received 5 stars from my 7 & 8 & possibly 9 year old self. I would have also really, really enjoyed it if it had been read to me when I was 5 and 6, helping to read it of course. The story is funny and sweet. It’s about a witch in her first year of boarding school for witches. The plot is predictable but I had no problem with that. Mildred is a clumsy stude [...]

    6. This is a charming little story, perfect for children just embarking on chapter books. The chapters are all short (each can be read in about five to seven minutes) and while some of the vocabulary is a bit advanced (I wouldn't call this a beginning/easy reader), it's perfect for read-aloud (especially if you can muster a British accent, haha!) In this first book in the "Worst Witch" series, Mildred Hubble is in her first term at Miss Cackle's Academy. It's a bit like a (simplified and all-girls) [...]

    7. A simple and charming story of a student witch, with fun illustrations by the author. I've never read these, and thought we'd give it a try as a read-aloud. The kids loved it, and so did I, but it was very short!

    8. I have no idea why I haven't read this as a kid but better late than never, right? :)I really enjoyed it but I definitely think it would be more appreciated by a younger audience.

    9. The Worst Witch follows the adventures of Mildred Hubble, a witch studying at Miss Cackle's Academy. Mildred is a complete scatterbrain and keeps doing the wrong thing, though not by mistake. Of course, she is punished by the teachers all the time. There is also a wicked witch rival, who is a rival for no reason. Once, after the rivalry went terribly wrong, Mildred was blamed. Upset, she tries to go home, and ends up stumbling over a plot to harm the school. She foils it, and becomes a heroine a [...]

    10. Loved this book as a kid in the good old days before Harry Potter turned up. I never seemed to do well at school and I always felt for Mildred, kindred spirits and both of us pretty. How she deals with the nasty Ethel is brilliant, recently read this to my daughter and Ethel's comeuppance still made me laugh.

    11. Rezension kommt am 23. August 😗 Aber: Es eignet sich perfekt zum Vorlesen & zum Erstlesen auch wenn ich bei ein paar Wörtern der Meinung war, dass die viele Kinder einfach in ihrem Alter noch nicht kennen. Dennoch ein super süßes, kleines kurzes Buch, was ich Kindern oder Eltern nur empfehlen kann 💙

    12. 3.5 StarsThe Worst Witch still holds the spot as being one of my favorite middle grade novels. I first read this series when I was seven years old and now 13 years later I decided to re read.I loved it just as much as the first time, though maybe less just for the fact that I’m not a child obsessed with all things witches anymore( kinda) but it was still a fun read.I loved Mildred, the school and of course Tabby( who I named my cat after) she is a tabby cat aswell. Seven year old me thought sh [...]

    13. Mildred is a witch but she is not very good at it. In the end however she's able to save the whole school from the evil witches' attack.The book is a nice quick read but also very predictable. It's a bit of a Harry Potter version for younger kids, but mothing I enjoyed immensely.

    14. "Beat on it, Delilah!"I'm glad I finally read the book, but I think the movie was better. Perhaps I'm biased. I've seen it a million times in the past 30 30? Damn Yeah, 30 years. Anyway, I still watch it every Halloween because there is just too much awesomeness in it to let a year go by without at least one viewing. Back when I had a VHS copy we recorded off HBO, it was prefaced with the best opening in the history of television. (Don't argue with me here; you won't win. I slam dance to this sh [...]

    15. This is another book series where I was introduced to it through the TV show adaptation. Seems to be a trend with me. I like to call this series the female Harry Potter and yes, I am aware that this came out a good 2- 3 decades before JKR's smash hit.However this is still a delightfully charming, albeit predictable series about She Neville I mean Mildred Hubble as she traverses through her years at HogwartsI mean Cackle's Academy, as she learns to control her magical powers.Mildred is a clumsy c [...]

    16. Like all my favourite children's literature, this book is squarely on the side of the outcast. Disorganised, accident-prone witch Mildred and her plump, bespectacled friend Maud are smart, kind and generally awesome. My own mild dyspraxia, which vanished when I was about 14, made Mildred an especially helpful role model, and whenever I broke something or failed to achieve the expected result in a science practical I thought of her. I teach science these days so Murphy's message must have done it [...]

    17. One of the many Easter eggs in Kraken. Most recruits at the magical police squad's training center refer to it as "Hogwarts". But a few call it "Miss Cackle's" and look superior when the others don't get the reference.

    18. Mildred Hubbel ist eine lausige Hexe. Sie ist Klassenschlechteste in der Hexenschule von Miss Cackle. Ein ungeschickter, verpeilter Teenager eben. Nicht böswillig aber eben einfach unkoordiniert, ungeschickt und verpeilt. Das Buch erschien Ende der 1970er Jahre und man hat das Gefühl, als gäbe es ein paar Seitenhiebe gegen Harry Potter, obwohl diese Buchreihe ja deutlich später erschien. In Miss Cackles Schule gibt es keine neumodischen Eulen, da bekommen die Mädchen noch ordentliche schwar [...]

    19. I was getting into a reading slump so I wanted to pick up something that would help. This book loked fun and easy to read and it had cool illustrations. Even though it's very childish it definitely helped against the reading slump.

    20. This is such a lovely little book! it made me feel happy the moment I picked it up! never mind it being a good book for children this 30 something loved it!!

    21. Author/Illustrator: Jill MurphyFirst Published: 1974Series: Book 1 of 7I love it when it's my turn to choose a book. Being older and so much wiser I obviously have a better judgement on what makes A Good Book than the 7yo.*snort*Okay, in all reality I am more likely to choose a classic or book that has stood The Test of Time and is age appropriate. The 7yo chooses books-her-friends-like or books-her-sister-likes; so either contemporary just released books or books that are too old (her sister is [...]

    22. Mildred Hubble, 12, is a first year student at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. Though well-meaning and well liked by most of the other girls, Mildred always seems to be in trouble for something: "You could rely on Mildred to have her hat on back-to-front, or her bootlaces trailing along the floor. She couldn't walk from one end of the corridor to the other without someone yelling at her, and nearly every night, she was writing lines or being kept in…(pg 3) Mildred does have a best friend, M [...]

    23. Mildred Hubble attends Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches and is probably the worst student the school has ever seen. Mildred seems to be always getting into trouble. Whether it’s potions, spells or broomstick riding, she can’t seem to do anything right. When Mildred’s class does a display for this years Halloween celebrations, Mildred finds herself at blame when their presentations turns into a disaster. How will Mildred ever earn her Witches Higher Certificate when she is the worst witc [...]

    24. A classic tale made into a feature film, which I actually watched first before reading the book (as I never read the book as a child). The book tells the story of Mildred Hubble, who to say the least is nearly always in the wrong place at the wrong time. Mildred is in her first year of at the Witch Academy with her best friend Maud. Mildred can not seem to get any of her spells right and even ends up turning her worst enemy into a pig instead of the intended toad. Will Mildred survive the her fi [...]

    25. yesterday my friend and i went to booksale (she doesn't like reading but miraculously this time she initiated buying a few books) and imagine my surprise when i saw this as i was browsing through piles and piles of books. i mean, come on. childhood! and i cannot believe i forgot about this book when i'm sure this was one of the books that got me into reading. safjlksajflkadsjflawhyhowcouldiever. so when i was in sixth grade our classroom was in front of the library. *sighs. nostalgia* okay i'm d [...]

    26. I bought this book because I remember my own children reading it when they were younger. My daughters would read it over and over again and so i decided to read it now with a view to reading it to my year 3 class. This is a book which features a rather clumsy witch called Mildred. Although she tries hard, Mildred usually manages to mix up her spells and generally cause trouble. When she turns Ethel (who happens to be a very bright but rather unkind witch)into a pig her troubles really do begin. [...]

    27. I love the Worst Witch with a PASSION. I love Mildred's scrapes! Miss Hardbroom's tight bun! Mildred's tabby! Horrid Ethel! I first read this when I was about seven, on a rainy day by the sea, and if I'm honest I choose Mildred over Harry any day.

    28. ***3.5 STARS*** this year i've started collecting classic children's books and ones i used to love as a child. this is definitely one i enjoyed back then and it is still great now! the illustrations were also lovely.

    29. It's Mildred Hubble's first year at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and trouble seems to find her wherever she goes. The Academy is getting ready for one of its annual traditions, providing each young witch with a new kitten to train. There's even going to be a special presentation, and Mildred is worried something will go horribly wrong, despite her having a way with animals. Yet the only thing that happens is she receives a tabby kitten instead of the standard black kitten like the rest of t [...]

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