The Worst Witch

by Jill Murphy

Reading Age: 7+

Interest level: 6+

by Jill Murphy

Long before Harry Potter first went to Hogwarts, trainee witch Mildred Hubble embarked on life at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches...


Loveable but accident-prone Mildred is probably the worst witch ever to attend Miss Cackle's Academy: her spells go wrong, her broomstrick crashes, and then she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into a pig! She can't even put her witch's hat on the right way round, and strict teacher Miss Hardbroom is not at all impressed. But when Mildred discovers a plot against the school, can she save the day?

 

Newly confident readers will love reading this light-hearted and humourous story, which has an irresistible young heroine in Mildred. With plenty of lively fun, plus illustrations from Jill Murphy, it remains a firm favourite.

 

Publisher: Puffin

About the author

  • Jill Murphy

    Jill Murphy's books sell in their hundreds of thousands. Perhaps best known for her classic Worst Witch stories, which she started writing when she was fifteen, she is also a hugely successful picture book author and illustrator. Peace At Last was her first picture book and was commended in the 1980 CILIP Kate Greenaway Medal. She went on to win the Smarties Prize for The Last Noo-Noo. Jill lives in Cornwall with her son.

    Jill Murphy
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Average rating: 5/5

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It is the best book ever

Rating: 5 star
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Spiddal baile Liam Galway
4 April 2017

I like Mildred, Ethel, mrs hard room and Mildred's friends because I love witches, that's my thing

Rating: 5 star
Kiki
Heanor
8 February 2017

The witches are serious and can be quite scary. Mildred Hubble is a witch who isn't very good but gets up to lots of funny stuff.

Rating: 5 star
PrincessAriel
Liverpool
1 January 2015

MY ABSOLUTE CHILDHOOD FAVOURATES, READ THEM SO MANY TIMES AND WE READ THEM TO MY LITTLE GIRL!

Rating: 5 star
Julie Rivers
Dewsbury
14 September 2014

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