Tuesday, August 21, 2007

Rating : 4.0/5
Number in Series : #4
Reason for Reading : A bit of light reading

Worst Witch Mildred Hubble returns for another adventure. Miss Cackle (headmistress of Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches) wants Mildred to swap Tabby, her cat, for better behaved black cat Ebony which will also look better with the school colours.

On the upside Form Two led by Miss Hardbroom have been invited to spend a week's holiday at the seaside visiting magician Mr Rowan-Webb (Mildred rescued him from spending the rest of his life as a frog in A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch - book 3). He lives in Gloom Castle at Grim Cove and there is a tale of hidden treasure on Cat's Head Rock nearby. Things become complicated for Mildred when she secretly takes Tabby on holiday instead of Ebony. She has to hide him and secretly take him food.

This was a really fun book. I read the first three when I was a child and loved them. The illustrations are also by the author and are fantastically well done. It was lovely to revisit some characters from my childhood, especially as I am reading some heavy going books at the moment. I recommend this to anyone looking to escape for a couple of hours and anyone who has kids.


Ana S. said...

It's great when a beloved childhood book is still good when one reads it later in life. This sounds like a fun book. I'd like to read it sometime.

heather (errantdreams) said...

Awww. This sounds like fun!

Dora said...

One of my favorite books from my childhood was "The Peculiar Miss Pickett," where two kids get a new babysitter. She's a sweet-looking old lady who turns out to be a witch and they have an adventure while their parents are out for the evening. Funny, I haven't thought of that book in the longest time. It makes me want to find a copy.

Rhinoa said...

Nymeth- The series is really popular so you should be able to find them easily.

Heather - Yes it really is :)

Dora - You so should, it's great to go back to books you loved as a child.