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First Prize for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Jill Murphy

4.00 out of 5

3 reviews

Category: Children's
Imprint: Puffin
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
Publication date: 28 May 2018
ISBN: 9780141355092
  • The Daily TelegraphChildren's Book of the Year
4 stars out of 5
Emily Bearn
19 Nov 2018

"a seductively simple writer, whose crisp, pared-back prose enables an action-packed plot"

Murphy is a seductively simple writer, whose crisp, pared-back prose enables an action-packed plot to unravel in fewer than 200 pages. Readers will love the familiar world of chanting lessons and "broomstick aerobatics"... But the real charm of Murphy's books lies less in the magic and more in the nostalgic familiarity of the boarding school routine.

Reviews

4 stars out of 5
Book Trust Reviewer
19 Nov 2018

"...gentle humour, engaging characters and simple yet satisfying plot"

With its gentle humour, engaging characters and simple yet satisfying plot, this is the final instalment in the hugely successful Worst Witch series and brings the story of Mildred Hubble’s schooldays to an end.

4 stars out of 5
Rebecca Butler
1 Nov 2018

"excellent read aloud material for teachers, librarians and parents"

Murphy’s unique talent is to combine a typical boarding school yarn with illustrations that bring the story within the compass of very young or struggling readers. For many years now Murphy has provided excellent read aloud material for teachers, librarians and parents – and this latest book is well up to her distinguished mark.