First Prize for the Worst Witch

First Prize for the Worst Witch

Summary

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of First Prize for the Worst Witch by Jill Murphy, read by Gemma Arterton.

Accident-prone Mildred Hubble is the Worst Witch at Miss Cackle's Academy. She's always getting her spells
wrong and landing herself in trouble. But Mildred is in the last term of Fourth Year and determined to prove that she's not as useless as everyone thinks - could it be First Prize for the worst witch after all?

The Worst Witch is back - and it's as subtly feminist as ever - New Statesman

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  • The Worst Witch is back - and it's as subtly feminist as ever
    New Statesman

About the author

Jill Murphy

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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