The Worst Witch

Before Harry Potter, before the Wimpy Kid… there was Mildred Hubble, the worst witch in the world. Chuckle at her disastrous exploits in this classic series set in the original school for witches. (Hogwarts, eat your heart out!) In this first book, lovable but clumsy Mildred is a new trainee at Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. But she keeps getting her spells wrong and crashing her broomstick. Will she ever shake off her awful reputation as the worst witch around? Hubble, bubble, toil and trouble!

“Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy’s Worst Witch.” Sunday Express

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  • loved it

    I loved this book. It is about Mildred Hubble being the worst witch at cackles academy for witches. Shes always getting her spells wrong. However she manages to get by until she turns Ethel, the teachers pet into her deadly enemy.

    10 June 2020

  • loved it

    I loved it!!!

    5 December 2018

  • loved it

    Me and my mum really like it as it is funny and surprising I rate it a 5 star. you should definitely read this book

    8 May 2018

  • I agree with epic 123,it isn’t Mildred’s fault that she gets things wrong but it is quite funny. I also like it when she saves the school. Recommend it for 7 and up

    5 March 2017

  • loved it

    I love this book it is a very interesting I would suggest this book for children age 7 and up

    8 November 2014

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    Jill Murphy

    Jill Murphy is the author of the Worst Witch and Large Family books.


    Jill Murphy won the Nestle Smarties Prize and the Sheffield Children’s Book Prize for The Last Noo Noo.

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