Author(s): Jill Murphy
Mildred Hubble, the worst student at Miss Cackle s Academy for Witches, returns in a new escapade for young magic lovers. Lovable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle s Academy for Witches. She always tries her best, but her spells never seem to go right. In her latest adventure, Mildred is set up for disaster by her arch-nemesis, Ethel Hallow. Ethel steals Mildred s summer project and her enchanted tortoise, Einstein, and Mildred must brave a broomstick flight through a violent thunderstorm to rescue him. But will she ever get back into Miss Hardbroom s good graces? Since 1974, millions of readers have enjoyed Mildred s exploits, and now she s back to cast her spell on a new generation of readers."
Jill Murphy began drawing and writing stories at a very early age and was already putting books together (albeit with a stapler) by the time she was six. She was only eighteen when she wrote "The Worst Witch." Since then, her books about Mildred Hubble have become much-loved classics, with more than five million copies in print worldwide. Jill Murphy has also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. She lives in Cornwall, England.