My mom sent me some Halloween art that I did as a kid, and one of my pumpkins had a poem attached. It was about witchies (and it was spelled that way too). In honor of the Halloween witchies, I'll tell you about 2 witchie books I read recently.
Whispering to Witches by Anna Dale
have a new favorite book! We meet Joe on the train to his mom's house
for the Christmas holiday. He was supposed to spend the holiday with his
dad, but ended up being shipped off to mom and stepdad's house instead.
Of course, things go wrong and he gets off at the wrong train station.
On his way home he hurtles into a coven of witches and that's when his
holidays start to get interesting. We never learn how old Joe is, but it
doesn't matter. He's old enough to get into trouble and try to help the
witches out of trouble, and flirt with a witch his age named Twiggy.
Whispering to Witches is a middle grade British import with all the
British words like tyre and trainer included. It's one adventure after
another, and once again, it's a book I will read more than once (wow, I
never do that, and now I've found 2 books this month to read multiple
times - the other book is Liliy's Ghosts - I reviewed it on 10-14).
The Witch's Portraits by Lisa Geurdes Mullarkey
Witch's Portraits is a deliciously evil witch story, which is
refreshing in this age of thinking that witches are great and everyone
wants to be one. It goes back to the time when kids told scary stories
and spied on their neighbors, and what happens when they get caught
snooping. The only problem I had with this book is the voice of the mc.
It took me a while to get into the story. Once I did, I got used to the
mc's voice. Then it only bothered me when the voice took over and it
took me out of the story. But it's still a fun creepy story about the
bad kind of witch.
I'm done with
my illustration assignment!!!! It took me longer than I thought it
would, but I like the pictures and the magazine editor did too - yay!