Elwood and the Witch

Overview

When Elwood finds the old broom leaning against the tree trunk, he thinks it will do nicely to sweep his front step. It never occurs to him that it will take him on a breathtaking ride—up, down, left, and right—or that the witch, who is the broom's owner, will do everything in her power to unseat him. Elwood wants to get rid of the broom as much as the witch wants it back, and this rollicking story of enchantment will have listeners holding tight to their seats as they follow ...
See more details below
Available through our Marketplace sellers.
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (9) from $1.99   
  • New (2) from $88.70   
  • Used (7) from $1.99   
Close
Sort by
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Note: Marketplace items are not eligible for any BN.com coupons and promotions
$88.70
Seller since 2008

Feedback rating:

(203)

Condition:

New — never opened or used in original packaging.

Like New — packaging may have been opened. A "Like New" item is suitable to give as a gift.

Very Good — may have minor signs of wear on packaging but item works perfectly and has no damage.

Good — item is in good condition but packaging may have signs of shelf wear/aging or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Acceptable — item is in working order but may show signs of wear such as scratches or torn packaging. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Used — An item that has been opened and may show signs of wear. All specific defects should be noted in the Comments section associated with each item.

Refurbished — A used item that has been renewed or updated and verified to be in proper working condition. Not necessarily completed by the original manufacturer.

New

Ships from: Chicago, IL

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
$119.45
Seller since 2015

Feedback rating:

(332)

Condition: New
Brand New Item.

Ships from: Chatham, NJ

Usually ships in 1-2 business days

  • Canadian
  • International
  • Standard, 48 States
  • Standard (AK, HI)
  • Express, 48 States
  • Express (AK, HI)
Page 1 of 1
Showing All
Close
Sort by
Sending request ...

Overview

When Elwood finds the old broom leaning against the tree trunk, he thinks it will do nicely to sweep his front step. It never occurs to him that it will take him on a breathtaking ride—up, down, left, and right—or that the witch, who is the broom's owner, will do everything in her power to unseat him. Elwood wants to get rid of the broom as much as the witch wants it back, and this rollicking story of enchantment will have listeners holding tight to their seats as they follow Elwood's adventures.
Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature
Elwood, a preoccupied pig, is shocked when the broom he finds suddenly takes him off on a wild ride. The furious witch who owns the broom sends curse after curse at poor Elwood, who would love to bring the broom back to her but doesn't know how. When the witch's misplaced curse turns the moon into a gigantic bee, the moon straightens it all out, protecting Elwood from the still angry witch so he can smile with us and go home. Smith's jacket/cover of a realistically rounded, worried Elwood clutching the magic broom shows us an appealing white porker in a pseudo-comic predicament. In gouache, watercolor paints, and watercolor pencil double page scenes, we follow his misadventures with the potbellied, frizzy-haired witch of the poorly-aimed-spells through the dark trees and starry night sky to the happy end. 2000, Greenwillow Books/HarperCollins Publishers,
School Library Journal
PreS-Gr 3-When Elwood discovers an old broom in the woods on a moonlit night, he picks it up, thinking to find some use for it. Almost immediately, it begins to tremble and then launches into the sky. Clinging on for dear life, the pig quickly surmises that the broom must belong to a witch, and sure enough, its irate owner soon emerges from the forest, screaming, "Thief!" Elwood tries to explain that he doesn't know how to land, but the angry witch refuses to listen and blasts him with a series of poorly aimed spells. After mistakenly turning a bat into a trout and a cloud into a toad, she misses again and transforms the moon into a giant bumblebee. Like an adult intervening between squabbling children, the bee comes down to earth to sort out the conflict and restore order. Although the story moves at a quick clip, Heller balances the action with interesting details and descriptive language. Children will be drawn to the witch, who acts without thinking, hides when she realizes she's in trouble, and sticks stubbornly to her point of view. Done with gouache-and-watercolor paints and pencils, Smith's atmospheric paintings underscore the humor of the text. In her moon-and-stars cape and baggy dress, shooting lightning-bolt spells from her fingertips, the round-figured witch is like an uncontrollable ball of energy. A fun choice for slightly scary storytimes.-Joy Fleishhacker, formerly at School Library Journal Copyright 2000 Cahners Business Information.|
Childrens Book Watch
When Elwood, a young pig, finds an old broom leaning against a tree trunk he takes it to sweep his front step. What he doesn't realize it that the broom is the property of a witch who will do everything in her power to get it back. To Elwood's surprise and dismay, he finds that he can fly through the air on that old broom. Elwood wants to get rid of the broom as badly as the witch wants it back! Elwood And The Witch is a rollicking story of enchantment by Nicholas Heller which is superbly illustrated by Jos. A. Smith, and one that will hold young readers (ages 5 and up) total attention from first page to last! Also highly recommended are two earlier picturebooks by Nicholas Heller and Jos. Smith: Goblins In Green, and Ogres! Ogres! Ogres!: A Feasting Frenzy From A To Z.
—Childrens Book Watch
Kirkus Reviews
Elwood the pig's chance encounter with a witch's broom sets magic in motion. Shuffling through the woods one moonlit evening, he comes across a broomstick. "This will do nicely to keep my front step swept," he figures. But when he grabs the broomstick and it begins to shimmy and shake and drag him across the mossy ground, he gets an intimation that all is not what it seems. When it flies off into the night sky with Elwood aboard, and a witch comes crashing out of the underbrush—"She had been in the woods collecting bitter roots and poisonous toadstools when she saw Elwood go sailing past"—he knows just what he has gotten himself into. The witch demands the broom's return; Elwood would be only too happy but he can't—"I don't know how!" The witch isn't listening. She threatens and then hurls a spell at Elwood. It misses, hits an unsuspecting bat, which is turned into a trout. Then a cloud is transformed into a giant toad when the spell skirts past Elwood. All the while Elwood is shouting that he can't control the broomstick, but the witch, raving with imprecations, is deaf to Elwood's pleas. Only when she turns the Moon into a great bumblebee with another wayward spell, and the bee says she'll give the witch a good stinging unless she is turned back into the moon, does the witch pipe down. She directs Elwood to earth, and considers turning him into a worm, but the Moon is now guarding Elwood, who continues on his night stroll. A pleasing enough tale, simply written with sly, subtle humor, though mostly a platform for the illustrations, which are grand spreads of emotion and activity and deep color.Capturingthe bright clueless look in Elwood's eyes and a touch of the sinister in the witch's raging expression, Smith creates exactly the right amount of hysteria to put the story over the top. (Picture book. 5-8)
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780688169466
  • Publisher: Greenwillow Books
  • Publication date: 9/28/2000
  • Pages: 32
  • Age range: 5 - 8 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.35 (w) x 10.33 (h) x 0.42 (d)

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)