From the author of the Newbery Award-winning novel From the Mixed-up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler comes the story of Elizabeth -- an only child, new in town, and the shortest kid in her class. She's also pretty lonely, until she meets Jennifer. Jennifer is...well, different. She's read Macbeth. She never wears jeans or shorts. She never says "please" or "thank you." And she says she is a witch.
It's not always easy being friends with a witch, but it's never boring. At first an apprentice and then a journeyman witch, Elizabeth learns to eat raw onions and how to cast small spells. And she and Jennifer collaborate on cooking up an ointment that will enable them to fly. That's when a marvelous toad, Hilary Ezra, enters their lives. And that's when trouble starts to brew.
"As in all friendships there must be some give and take, and Jennifer and Elizabeth soon discover theirs is no different. The satisfying ending will please anyone who has ever had a special friend." -- School Library Journal
"The story is full...of situations completely in tune with the imaginations of ten-year-old girls." -- The Horn Book
|Recommended Age||8 - 12|
|Publication Date||Feb 27, 2007|
|Publisher||Atheneum Books for Young Readers|
|Award Winners||Newbery Honor|