Monday, March 28, 2016

The Worst Witch by Jill Murphy

Much before Harry Potter, there was a young witch names Mildred Hubble who attended Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches. She was a misfit because she could not ride her broom properly and was afraid of the dark. But when the need arrived, she rose to the occasion and saved her school.



This was my intro to Jill Murphy's highly successful series. Liked it but it doesn't have a character at par with my favourite Potions professor.

4 comments:

  1. Ah, a classic in children's literature! Thanks for reminding me, Neeru.

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  2. Didn't this writer try to sue J.K. Rowling for stealing her ideas? I think I read about it years ago. I saw a snippet of the first UK TV program on YouTube a while ago because Diana Rigg plays Miss Hardbroom. She was fun to watch for about fifteen minutes, but the whole thing was way too childish for me and had to turn it off. Didn't seem to have anything in common with the Potter series other that both are about schools for witches. Murphy's school seems more rooted in a human world rather than Rowling who creates an entire imaginative universe for her witches and wizards separate from the "regular" world. And it's co-educational which is a lot more modern than Murphy's treatment.

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  3. Planning to bring it home for the kids to read

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