Karen's Witch

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Scholastic, 1988 - Juvenile Fiction - 112 pages
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Karen lives next door to an old lady named Mrs. Porter. Mrs. Porter wears long black robes and has wild grey hair. Her black cat is named Midnight. No wonder Karen thinks Mrs. Porter is a witch!

Mrs. Porter is having a meeting at her house. Karen is sure the meeting is for witches.

Are the witches going to cast a spell on Karen? Or will she be brave enough to send them away - once and for all?

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ISBN 0590443003 - What would you do if you found a witch living next door? Six year old Karen found one and decided to put a stop to her before she could cast a spell on the neighborhood. You get the feeling nothing could be boring with Karen around.
Karen is an unusual child of divorced parents, because she considers herself lucky to have two of almost everything, including two houses. At her house with her stepmother and father, Mrs. Porter, aka Morbidda Destiny in Karen's mind, lives next door. Mrs. Porter wears black, sweeps her stairs with a broom, has a black cat named Midnight and grows an herb garden - so of course she must be a witch! With only a weekend visit to work in, Karen has to save the neighborhood from Morbidda and her witch friends. How will she manage in time?
Karen's hilarious. Everything can be explained to fit her witch theory. When the alarm clock (that she admits to not knowing how to work) doesn't go off, she's certain that Morbidda has cast a spell upon it to make sure Karen overslept. Nothing like common sense will intrude on her witch hunt. This is book #1 of the series and I look forward to reading more!
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About the author (1988)

Ann Mathews Martin was born on August 12, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey. She received a degree in elementary education and psychology from Smith College. She worked as a teacher, was an editor of children's books for both Bantam and Scholastic, and then became a full-time writer. She is the author of several series including the Baby-sitters Club series, Baby-Sitters Little Sister series, California Diaries series, and Main Street series. Her other works include Ten Kids No Pets, Here Today, On Christmas Eve, and Rain Reign.

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