Jill Murphy

The Worst Witch
  • The Worst Witch

  • 'Riding a broomstick is no easy matter!'

    Lovable but disaster-prone Mildred is a trainee at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's making an awful mess of it. She keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. Yet she manages to scrape by until she turns Ethel, the teacher's pet, into her deadly enemy and chaos ensues . . .

    Jill Murphy's much-loved classic if full of fun, magic and mayhem!

    Also in The Worst Witch series:
    The Worst Witch Strikes Again
    A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch
    The Worst Witch All at Sea
    The Worst Witch Saves the Day
    The Worst Witch to the Rescue
    The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star
    First Prize for the Worst Witch

Jill Murphy (1949-2021) was born in London and grew up in Surrey. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. She wrote and iillustrated over 20 picture books, including the award-winning Large family of elephants, and 10 novels, including the highly successful Worst Witch series which have been also been adapted for television and stage. Jill passed away in Cornwall in August 2021, aged 72.

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