The Worst Witch

Suitable for 7 - 9 years

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Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble! Get ready to chuckle at the hilarious trials of Mildred Hubble, the funniest and most disaster-prone witch ever to darken the doors of Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches! When clumsy Mildred arrives at the Academy, she has no idea just what she’s in for. It’s bad enough that every spell she attempts goes horribly, chaotically wrong – but worse is to come when she accidentally turns Ethel, the teacher’s pet, into her deadly enemy. This classic book, the first in a much-loved series, creates a magnificently offbeat world populated by unforgettably spooky characters. Many chuckles later, readers will be in no doubt that, while Mildred might be the worst witch in the world, she’s the best friend you could ever have!

Also available: Read and Respond activities to accompany The Worst Witch.

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Puffin Classics

Date published

March 3rd, 2011



UK edition


Jill Murphy

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  1. achohan
    on 29 March 2014

    If you like adventure books I recommend this book for you to read.

    5 out of 5
  2. crazykitty
    on 8 March 2014

    I love this book I have watched all the different episodes of the worst witch and read quite a few books. she really makes me laugh

  3. 10000madison
    on 12 October 2013

    fantasticly good

    5 out of 5
  4. Princess-Strawberry
    on 2 October 2013

    I read this at school as well.Its great!:-)

    5 out of 5
  5. TheMileLongBookshelfBlog
    on 6 March 2013

    I love this!! Reminds me of Harry Potter.

  6. stupendousteen
    on 6 March 2013

    closer to harry potter but even better

    5 out of 5
  7. Paradise56
    on 5 March 2013

    The worst Witch is about a girl named Mildred. She is the worst witch in the school! But somehow, even with all the trouble she’s made she pulls off a spell that will never be forgotten. I loved this book! And you will too, so pick it up and read it!!!!

  8. Elsiebells
    on 1 November 2012

    it was really intresting, i enjoyed it

  9. wellat7
    on 30 September 2012

    it is so cool i relly like it

  10. jacop
    on 22 May 2012

    its cool !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    5 out of 5
  11. migit1
    on 4 March 2012

    exciting and spooky at the same time!

  12. mutemath4ever
    on 3 March 2012

    Great book, it mixes boarding school with magic and adventure, A classic and should be on every girls book shelf. Mildred is so hopeless, it really is quite funny. Great read for ages 9+

  13. angelslater
    on 1 March 2012

    this book is great and i think it got me liking witches before harry potter came into my world.

    4 out of 5
  14. toniannmappin
    on 27 January 2012

    i read this at school its great

    5 out of 5
  15. ellis8
    on 15 November 2011

    This is fab.infact it is so good im reading it again.Once you start it you cant get your head out of it.Recommended for boys and girs and for readers who like scary books!

    5 out of 5
  16. wizardking142
    on 31 July 2011

    I like the series because they are like harry potter I also like witches,wizards,magic and spells(I don’t really like cats though.).My favourite characters are Mildred Hubble,Enid Nightsade,Maud Moonshine and Ethel hallow because they are funny(exept Ethel Hallow I just like her.).

    5 out of 5
  17. Izzwizz555
    on 20 July 2011

    Its a great book. You will like it if u like Fantasy and a bit of magic.