Title: Earwig and the Witch
Author: Diana Wynne Jones
Recommended for: grades 3-5
Pages: 115 pages
Call Number/Link: J JON
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.