Mildred Hubble, the worst student at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, returns in a new escapade for young magic lovers.
Lovable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. She always tries her best, but her spells never seem to go right. In her latest adventure, Mildred is set up for disaster by her arch-nemesis, Ethel Hallow. Ethel steals Mildred’s summer project and her enchanted tortoise, Einstein, and Mildred must brave a broomstick flight through a violent thunderstorm to rescue him. But will she ever get back into Miss Hardbroom’s good graces? Since 1974, millions of readers have enjoyed Mildred’s exploits, and now she’s back to cast her spell on a new generation of readers.
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Get ready for a magical adventure! This great book by Jill Murphy features Mildred Hubble (who is attempting to change her bad reputation), her two best friends, Ethel, and a tortoise. Mildred is returning once more to Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches, but this time she has prepared a project that will be sure to impress everyone. However, Ethel is involved, meaning things can’t go as planned. As soon as the classes begin Ethel is destroying Mildred’s perfect start to the school term. In the end Mildred winds up saving a tortoise, who is stuck inside a pine tree, in the middle of a rainy night. I really enjoyed the creative illustrations and the trouble that Mildred gets in. I like how in this story Ethel is the one coming unprepared. Meanwhile, Mildred says that her holiday project is, “the best idea I’ve ever had in my whole life!” As soon as I picked up this comical, action packed book I couldn’t put it down! The “magical mayhem” inside fits perfectly for anyone 7 or older. Even if you haven’t read the previous books in the series you will definitely love the adventure. Overall, I have no doubt that this is a 5 star book by Jill Murphy! Review by Young Mensan Megan M., age 12, Dallas