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Title:
The witch who was afraid of witches
Author:
Low, Alice.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
New York : HarperCollins, 1999.

©1978
Physical Description:
44 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
Summary:
A little witch finds a way to out-witch her two bossy sisters.
General Note:
"An I can read Chapter book."
Language:
English
Program Information:
Accelerated Reader AR LG 2.7 0.5 29408.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9780060283056

9780060283063
Format :
Book

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Summary

Wendy is a little witch who is afraid of her mean, bossy witch sisters--until one special Halloween night when she makes a magical discovery and outwitches her older sisters. In this new edition, complete with full-color art, Alice Low has adapted her popular story specifically for beginning readers


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Booklist Review

Gr. 2^-4. Adapted from Low's story, first published in 1978, this I Can Read Chapter Book will appeal because of its subject matter and nonthreatening watercolor illustrations. Readers will root for Wendy, the youngest of three witch sisters, who fears her more powerful older sisters and underappreciates her own witchcraft. On Halloween night, abandoned by her callous sisters, Wendy meets Roger, a neighborhood boy, who gives her a new broomstick and then admires her considerable witching skills. Along the way, she builds confidence and a friendship, learning the real strength of her own power and personality. As readers expect, Wendy's older sisters get taught a lesson, too. --Kathy Broderick


Library Journal Review

Gr 1-3-Wendy, a young witch, is told by her older sisters that she can't cackle well or cast strong spells. When she loses her broomstick, they refuse to take her along on Halloween night. Later, when a trick-or-treater knocks on her door, he convinces her to join him. Roger and his mother give Wendy their old kitchen broomstick and she realizes that she does have witch magic, after all. She uses her newfound abilities to take revenge on two boys who exclude Roger from their Halloween fun, scaring them so badly that they run away crying. She also casts spells on her sisters so they fall out of the sky and have to walk home. Children may deduce from this story that it's okay to take revenge on unsuspecting people. Though Wendy does eventually restore her sisters' powers, she never apologizes to them. The illustrations reflect the action of the story but don't enhance it. A secondary purchase at best.-Laura Santoro, Coventry Library, Cleveland Heights, OH (c) Copyright 2010. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.