The Witch Family

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Harcourt Brace Jovanovich, 1990 - Fantasy - 223 pages
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Two little girls who love to draw witches build an elaborate world around the imaginary Old Witch and her family.

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User Review  - momma2 - LibraryThing

The kids enjoyed this one but it was not my favorite Eleanor Estes book. It was difficult to read aloud with the spelling bee and some of the babyish language the characters used. And the story was a little silly... a departure from the Moffats or Ginger Pye for sure. Read full review

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User Review  - Angie - Goodreads

I have extremely fond memories of this book - it was one of the first that I checked out from the public library (and I did so frequently). Very imaginative tale about witches, spelling bees, and mermaids! Read full review

Contents

LITTLE WITCH GIRL
14
MALACHI THE BUMBLEBEE
26
THE WITCH SCHOOL
28
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Eleanor Estes was born in West Haven, Connecticut on May 9, 1906. She graduated from the Pratt Institute Library School and worked as a children's librarian in branches of the New York Public Library system. Her first book, The Moffats, was published in 1941. Her other works include The Hundred Dresses and Ginger Pye, which won a John Newbery Medal for the most distinguished children's book in 1952. She also wrote a single adult novel entitled The Echoing Green. She died of complications following a stroke on July 15, 1988 at the age of 82.

Edward Ardizzone wrote and illustrated about twenty books for children and edited and illustrated two volumes of classic fairy tales over the course of his fifty-year career. He also wrote five books for adults and illustrated more than 150 books by other authors. He died in 1979.

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