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ELEANOR ESTES (1906-1988), a children's librarian for many years, launched her writing career with the publication of The Moffats in 1941.
Amy, almost 7, and her best friend, Clarissa, like nothing better than sitting together to draw pictures and make up stories about mean Old Witch. When they banish their favorite character to the barren glass hill theyve drawn, Old Witch is so miserable and cranky that Amy sketches a little girl and a baby to keep her company. While all the traditional elements of scary fantasy are present here, Jane Jacobss crisp, smiling voice persuades listeners that all will be well even when she uses a crotchety voice for scheming Old Witch. The story is full of delicious vocabulary, puns, rhymes, and spelling, most often through the unusual voice of Malachi, the magic spelling bumblebee. R.H.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine-- Copyright © AudioFile, Portland, Maine --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
I began reading this book in fifth grade, and was enchanted with it. I finally bought a copy in the 80s when I worked at the Bowling Green Public Library. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Janster
Possibly the most charming book you've never read. Gentle and lovely, interesting and fun. My grandmother read me this when I was little, and decades later, it's still as great.Published 5 months ago by Zori
As wonderful as I remembered it, having read it 32 years ago. It was one of my favorite books that really opened my imagination landscape. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Jessica T.
I've loved this book since I was a child. It doesn't disappoint.Published 6 months ago by Sheryl Winters
I remember this from when I was little. It's the perfect book for little girls; imaginative, scary, funny, sweet. As if Witches weren't enough there are mermaids! Baby mermaids! Read morePublished 9 months ago by Mary Louise Pivec
This book is so sweet and magical. One of my favorites growing up. With witches AND mermaids! Bees and broomsticks and happy families.Published 16 months ago by Sophia S. W. Bogle
I love wonderful children's books, but had never heard of this one until I read reviews on Amazon. I read it and enjoyed it thoroughly. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Heather E. Campbell
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This story is so sweet...I read it to my son when he was little ..now he has a daughter and I have bought her a copy. Read more
Eleanor Estes masterfully weaves a tale that is magical and captivating. Great for all ages from about 7 and up and wonderful for reading aloud.Published 17 months ago by Amazon Customer