The Witch Herself

Front Cover
Simon and Schuster, 2002 - Juvenile Fiction - 176 pages
2 Reviews
From the shadows
of the pool,
Black as midnight,
thick as gruel...

Is Mrs. Tuggle a witch? Lynn and Mouse are sure she is - how else can you explain the frightening things that have been taking place over the past several months?
Now Lynn's mom is planning to move her writing studio into Mrs. Tuggle's house for the winter, and Lynn can't imagine a more dangerous situation. If she and Mouse don't do something, there's no telling what horrifying things may happen. They've got to save lynn's mom before Mrs. Tuggle strikes again -- but how?

What people are saying - Write a review


User Review  - Jane Doe - Kirkus

Is Mrs. Tuggle's witchcraft all in Lynn's head, as Mother had suggested in The Witch's Sister (1975), or is the old woman really on the way to capturing Mother for her coven? Naylor almost seems to be ... Read full review

LibraryThing Review

User Review  - allawishus - LibraryThing

Lynn and Mouse continue to deal with Mrs. Tuggle's witchly influence over their families and their town. In this one, Lynn's dad and sister finally start believing Lynn's negative talk about Mrs ... Read full review

Selected pages


Section 1
Section 2
Section 3
Section 4
Section 5
Section 6
Section 7
Section 8
Section 9
Section 10
Section 11

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (2002)

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor includes many of her own growing-up experiences in the Alice books. She writes for both children and adults and is the author of more than one hundred and thirty-five books, including the Alice series, which Entertainment Weekly has called "tender" and "wonderful." In 1992 her novel Shiloh won the Newbery Medal. She lives with her husband, Rex, in Gaithersburg, Maryland, and is the mother of two sons, both grown and married.  Visit Phyllis online at