Earwig and the Witch

25 Feb


Title:   Earwig and the Witch
Author:   Diana Wynne Jones
Series:   none
Recommended for:   grades 3-5
Pages:   115 pages
Call Number/Link:  J JON

Rating:   ****

Synopsis:   Although an orphan, Earwig has always enjoyed living at St. Morwald’s, where she manages to make everyone do her bidding, but when she is taken in by a foster parents who are actually a witch and a demon, she has a hard time trying to turn the situation to her advantage.


Comments:  I was so happy to read a quick, fun book that even kids who don’t like fantasy would enjoy.  I especially appreciate that it’s over 100 pages, but not too far over 100 pages.  I zipped through this book without noticing that any time had passed.  Both girls and boys would enjoy this book, either independently or as a readaloud.

It reminded me of light fantasy books by Cornelia Funke and Eva Ibbotson that I’ve enjoyed.

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Posted by on February 25, 2015 in Fantasy, Juv


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