The Sweetest Witch Around: with audio recording

The Sweetest Witch Around: with audio recording

by Alison McGhee, Harry Bliss
     
 

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A young witch’s sweet tooth leads to Halloween mischief in this companion to the New York Times bestselling A Very Brave Witch, which School Library Journal called “a humorous, not-scary-at-all read-aloud.”

It’s Halloween night, and one very brave witch has decided to teach her little sister all about humans and whatSee more details below

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Overview

A young witch’s sweet tooth leads to Halloween mischief in this companion to the New York Times bestselling A Very Brave Witch, which School Library Journal called “a humorous, not-scary-at-all read-aloud.”

It’s Halloween night, and one very brave witch has decided to teach her little sister all about humans and what they enjoy, including some yucky stuff called “candy.” But when it seems the little Witchling thinks candy is yum, her big sister flies off to set her straight—and then she gets stuck in a tree! Good thing the little Witchling isn’t afraid to be brave!

This “not-scary-at-all read aloud” (School Library Journal) for Halloween perfectly pairs with A Very Brave Witch.

Editorial Reviews

School Library Journal
08/01/2014
PreS-Gr 1—The fearless heroine and her endearing orange cat introduced in A Very Brave Witch (S. & S., 2006) are teaching the Witchling about the scary world of humans. Though other witches are afraid of people and their strange ways, the protagonist and her little sister are curious about them. Once Witchling learns about Halloween, she develops a taste for candy and goes trick-or-treating. When some older kids try to take away her hat full of sweets, her sister swoops in to the rescue and takes her home. Borrowing a few elements from comic books, the text consists exclusively of speech balloons, and there are two panelled pages. Full-page ink and watercolor spreads contain some funny details, like "Graveyard Barbie" or a can labeled, "Slugs, Organic." A sweet but optional addition to Halloween collections.—Yelena Alekseyeva-Popova, formerly at Chappaqua Library, NY

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781442478381
Publisher:
Simon & Schuster/Paula Wiseman Books
Publication date:
08/05/2014
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
32
File size:
17 MB
Note:
This product may take a few minutes to download.
Age Range:
4 - 8 Years

Meet the Author

Alison McGhee is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, as well as Firefly Hollow, Little Boy, So Many Days, Bye-Bye Crib, Always, A Very Brave Witch, and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children’s books include All Rivers Flow to the Sea, Countdown to Kindergarten, and Snap. Alison is also the Pulitzer Prize–nominated novelist of the adult novel Shadowbaby, which was also a Today show book club selection. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can visit her at AlisonMcGhee.com.
Harry Bliss is an award-winning, nationally syndicated cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker. He is the illustrator of the New York Times bestselling books A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech and Diary of a Worm and Diary of a Spider, both written by Doreen Cronin. Mr. Bliss lives with his family in northern Vermont.

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