Reading ➶ The Worst Witch Author Jill Murphy – Submitalink.info

Reading ➶ The Worst Witch Author Jill Murphy – Submitalink.info Miss Cackle S Academy For Witches Has Never Seen A Worse Pupil Than Mildred Hubble Her Spells Always Backfire And Her Broomstick Flights End In A Crash Now One Of Mildred S Spells Has Ruined Things For Ethel Hallowand That Perfect Witch Is Out For Revenge Black And White Illustrations I ll only say this once JK Rowling ripped off Worst Witch Magical academy with main character from non magical world raising chaos in the school, stern Potions professor, mean blonde ninny, odd headmistress, color coded houses, and general atmosphere Why haven t I heard this before Mrs Cackle is a static character who wishes she had an eighth of Dumbledore s charm Dumbledore CackleThe Worst Witch is a sweet delightful children s series from the 70 s where delightful and artistic British I ll only say this once JK Rowling ripped off Worst Witch Magical academy with main character from non magical world raising chaos in the school, stern Potions professor, mean blonde ninny, odd headmistress, color coded houses, and general atmosphere Why haven t I heard this before Mrs Cackle is a static character who wishes she had an eighth of Dumbledore s charm Dumbledore CackleThe Worst Witch is a sweet delightful children s series from the 70 s where delightful and artistic British girl Mildred Hubble finds herself at a magical academy for witches She knows nothing about being a witch and is trying to find her life around Miss Cackle s Academy with the help of her new friends Maud Spellbody Enid Nightshade.I ve seen half of the first season on Netflix and I could not handle how adorable and wonderful this show was to watch I hadn t realized I needed a sweet, girl power, witchy academy in my life I wish the books were longer and the writing wasn t as choppy but I loved it Major kudos to the casting director of the Netflix shows because the characters look exactly like illustrations in the book Way to go.Character ShoutoutHecate Hardbroom is the deputy headmistress at Mrs Cackle and she s essentially half Filch half Snape She is supposed to be quite strict and is always catching Mildred in trouble You re not quite supposed to like her, but the actress in the show is so clever and dryly funny She s quietly hilarious and that even comes across well in the books She is strict because she cares about the school and she even has a kind word for Mildred when she saves the day Headbroom is the real MVP Worst Witch was a wonderful surprise for me in August and I can t wait to read the rest of the series if it has the tie in covers The show is wonderful and I m looking forward to all the mischief Millie will inevitably be responsible Perhaps she may even meet the Boy Who Lived This is the perfect book for young reluctant readers.It s engaging, fun, fast paced and actually a really great story There s a magic school, great friendship, antiheroes and a series of unfortunate events And let s not forget the lovely illustrations This is no Harry Potter for sure sure, sure, sure but no one asked it to be, especially since it was first published before that series It s light and the kind of book you don t plan on finishing right the moment you start it but can t help you This is the perfect book for young reluctant readers.It s engaging, fun, fast paced and actually a really great story There s a magic school, great friendship, antiheroes and a series of unfortunate events And let s not forget the lovely illustrations This is no Harry Potter for sure sure, sure, sure but no one asked it to be, especially since it was first published before that series It s light and the kind of book you don t plan on finishing right the moment you start it but can t help yourself nonetheless The main character, Mildred, is the worst witch ever at the Academy She seems to attract misery and catastrophe around her Will she and her affected classmates make it through the first year intact To me there s no surprise that this series was brought to the screen twice the first time from 1998 to 2001 and a second time in 2017 I m extremely eager to watch Mildred s unluckiness on screen I honestly don t have anything bad to say about it, except maybe that it s rather short, but that s one of the elements that makes it appealing to reluctant readers Short and fun, with some dept also The nonsense has its place in the plot Blog Youtube Twitter Instagram Google Bloglovin This is a classic children s book and this sumptuous, colour, hardback edition only makes itspecial Of course, the book features our heroine Mildred Hubble at Miss Cackle s Academy high up at the top of a mountain Mildred really wants to be a great witch, but instead she is unsuccessful at her spells and is always in trouble In many ways, this is a typical school story, just with aunusual setting There is Ethel, the teacher s pet, Mildred s friends Maud and Enid, lots of fun sp This is a classic children s book and this sumptuous, colour, hardback edition only makes itspecial Of course, the book features our heroine Mildred Hubble at Miss Cackle s Academy high up at the top of a mountain Mildred really wants to be a great witch, but instead she is unsuccessful at her spells and is always in trouble In many ways, this is a typical school story, just with aunusual setting There is Ethel, the teacher s pet, Mildred s friends Maud and Enid, lots of fun spells and a Halloween festival in which Midred and her classmates have to put on a broomstick display, with predictably disastrous consequences This version of the book is larger than usual, with full colour illustrations The book itself is not particularly long about 112 pages and has short chapters and lots of fun illustrations The first in a series, this is a beautiful gift version and is perfect for any child s bookshelf either to read alone depending on reading age, once children are confident with chapter books or to share alone as a perfect Halloween read Although I personally have found Jill Murphy s 1974 The Worst Witch a bit too much like the outline of a novel, with not nearly enough descriptiveness and presented details as well as an ending that feels rather rushed and even a bit of a deus ex machina that leaves me as an older adult reader a bit annoyed and unsatisfied , I also do in fact and indeed much admire the author for having introduced and having featured as main protagonist Mildred Hubble, a young witch in training at Miss Cackle s Although I personally have found Jill Murphy s 1974 The Worst Witch a bit too much like the outline of a novel, with not nearly enough descriptiveness and presented details as well as an ending that feels rather rushed and even a bit of a deus ex machina that leaves me as an older adult reader a bit annoyed and unsatisfied , I also do in fact and indeed much admire the author for having introduced and having featured as main protagonist Mildred Hubble, a young witch in training at Miss Cackle s Academcy, who is always getting her spells wrong, has trouble staying balanced on her broomstick and faces constant criticism and bullying not only from her fellow witch trainees but often also from some if not many of her teachers for Mildred Hubble as a literary character in a school based children s story is seemingly one of the first, one of the earliest instances where a character who is probably afflicted with and by clumsiness producing dyspraxia or non verbal learning disability is portrayed, is actually shown to be the protagonist, the main hero heroine of a novel, and not just a secondary character looking, peering in on the periphery.Now in many ways, Murphy s Mildred Hubble really does rather remind me of a female version of J.K Rowling s Neville Longbottom However, and this is a heavy duty however, for those of you thankfully not many, but this has unfortunately happened in a select few online reviews I have read who seek to claim that Jill Murphy has somehow plagiarised her The Worst Witch series from Rowling s Harry Potter series, well, UNLESS Murphy was able to perform a Hermione Grainger like trick of travelling forward in time, the latter is patently and utterly impossible, seeing that The Worst Witch was published in 1974 and the novels about Harry Potter only started being published in the 1990s Yes, in many ways, both the format and many of the themes of the two series appear to be linked and a bit similar in scope, but they are still independent entities, independent novels in and of themselves and of course, while J.K Rowling might also and indeed have been influenced by Jill Murphy s The Worst Witch and its sequels, and had perhaps and even likely read these books as a child, I also in NO way even remotely consider her Harry Potter series as being too close, too similar to the former, except that both series happen to be modern British school story variants and take place in magic and witchery academies.Now while I must admit that as an adult reader and as an older adult reader who has perused much classical literature for both pleasure and academics Jill Murphy s The Worst Witch has generally and a bit frustratingly felt a bit lacking in details and description, and also often seems narratively and textually choppy and unfinished, I do still very much realise that for reluctant and recently independent younger readers who are not yet quite ready for theintricately depicted and yes, also considerably darker and ominous worlds of Harry Potter, his friends and enemies, Mildred Hubble, Miss Cackle et al provide a suitable, engagingly entertaining and above all easily read, digested and understood romp and subsequent preparation forinvolved and potentially increasingly dystopian fantasy novel models two and a half stars, rounded up to a solid three stars, as I do enjoy and have appreciated young Mildred Hubble as a literary character, primarily due to the fact that she reminds me so much of myself at her age, and the troubles I experienced at school, not a witch academy of course, but simply Middle School, where being clumsy, being different, putting one s foot into one s mouth, having social connection issues all played a painful and annoyingly important role

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