A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch

A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch Mildred s good intentions in the second year are upset when she finds that Miss Hardbroom is to be her form teacher again She clashes once again with Ethel who turns her into a frog whilst later on s

  • Title: A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch
  • Author: Jill Murphy
  • ISBN: 9780140314465
  • Page: 271
  • Format: Paperback
  • Mildred s good intentions in the second year are upset when she finds that Miss Hardbroom is to be her form teacher again She clashes once again with Ethel who turns her into a frog, whilst later on she rescues an enchanted magician.

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    1. Mildred is growing, but so is her special, unfortunate ability to get herself into trouble. Sometimes she asks for it, sometimes she doesn’t—just trying to do what seems best—but regardless, her intentions are always right. In this third book in The Worst Witch series, Mildred tries to comfort new students at the Academy (one of which turns out to be the little sister of her nemesis) with a terrifying story of magic put to the worst use. Not the most appropriate thing to do to new students [...]

    2. 3.5 - This was a trip back to the past for me. Loved reading the whole series when I was younger and love just the same now.

    3. OOOOH, ETHEL! ONE DAY YOU'LL REALLY GET YOURS!The bad spell ends well for poor Mildred, making her the school's hero, and partially thanks to Ethel. I'm also glad to see that the snotty Ethel got a bit of a comeuppance in this one, and I'd like to see more comeuppancing in future books, the awful little snitch!

    4. It was after the long summer holiday, the beginning of a new term in Miss Cackle’s Academy for Witches. Mildred has had the worst first year in the academy and she was hoping to have a better second year. Meanwhile Ethel was prepared to make sure that Mildred have another bad year in the Academy. When Ethel discovered that Mildred told her little sister a frightening story about a person being turned into a frog, she decided to have her revenge. Soon Mildred went missing and a strange frog app [...]

    5. It was so adorable, Mil really trying to be a better wich,full of good intentions but somehow she ends up being in trouble again. A transformation spell involved, so Mil goes into an unconventional adventure and finds a friend in a bizarre predicament. I remember this book been in the TV series.

    6. I'm pretty sure this book actually became a chapter of the TV series. I strongly remember the frog bit. I just keep falling in love with all the characters, and reading this book reminded me so much of the TV series and my childhood.

    7. I liked reading about all things magical from a young age, and so I loved this series. I liked reading about all the scrapes Mildred manages to get herself into. I enjoyed watching the TV series as a kid too.

    8. Our most loved witch gets herself into an inconvenient predicament when she gets on the wrong side of her rival, Ethel, more great antics from Cackle’s Academy.

    9. Entgegen aller Erwartungen hat Mildred es geschafft, nicht von der Schule zu fliegen und ist nun im zweiten Jahr ihrer Hexenausbildung. Auch diesmal beginnt das Schuljahr mit Katastrophen, obwohl Milded es nur gut meint. Feuerlöschübungen werden nicht als Übung erkannt und statt eine neue zu trösten verängstigt sie diese so sehr, dass deren große Schwester Rache nimmt und Mildred in einen Frosch verwandelt.Wie immer ein schnell gelesenen, charmantes Kinderbuch. Kein bischen angestaubt und [...]

    10. This book was definitely better than the first two. It didn't have nearly as many time gaps where nothing happened and there were a lot more details. The beginning of the book wasn't nearly as confusing either. I enjoyed this book more than the first two but it was still not nearly as good as I had been hoping this series would be when I got the books from the library. I hope the rest of the series continues to get better and better.

    11. I really love this series. This is a great addition to it. Very silly and entertaining. You just can't help but like Mildred Hubble. This is a pretty quick read filled with lots of adventure. I really enjoy Murphy's humor.I'm also super pumped that there is a Worst Witch series on Netflix. No surprise that this story line made an appearance. I can't wait to continue reading and watching Millie's adventures.

    12. Another fun book in the series. It's the very first day of her second year at the school and Mildred starts it off by dumping a bucket of water (with the buck) on Miss Hardbroom's head. Miss Hardbroad orders Mildred to finally train Tabby but, before long, Mildred is a frog. Who makes friends with another frog and later does a major favor for that very same frog. A really cute story.

    13. In this installment, Mildred gets into it *again* with bossy Ethel, somehow insulting her family. As revenge, Ethel casts a spell on Mildred, turning her into a frog! I enjoyed this one, moreso than the last in the series. Mildred has the unfortunate "means well" M.O and I think that resonates with kids.

    14. The third book in the Worst Witch series speeds along nicely as Mildred finds herself in much bigger trouble than usual because of Ethel, and the ever forbidding Ms. Hardbroom. But all ends well when Mildred helps her new friend - (view spoiler)[ a magician who's been turned into a frog! And gaining praise from the academy's guest Mr. Hellibore. (hide spoiler)]

    15. I'm really enjoying reading these books and seeing how TV series took the original stories and expanded them into longer story arcs or into something quite different. This book is pretty much identical to what happens on the TV show, and it's one of my favourite stories from the series!

    16. This installment of Mildred Hubble's misadventures might be my favorite in the series. Love re-reading these before Halloween!

    17. I have loved revisiting these books with my daughter. They have really helped to get her excited about reading.

    18. Another book one of my nieces was reading. Very cute, enjoyable book. Great character development and story line that moves along. Going to read the rest of this series.

    19. Another witty, fun magical adventure with Mildred Hubble at Cackles Academy. Although they are short books, they are a very enjoyable read and open your imagination to think anything can happen.

    20. A Much Loved Witchy Treat for Newer ReadersThe "Worst Witch" series of books, (of which there are, I believe seven), has a long and honorable history, going back to the first volume's original publication in 1974. This particular volume, "A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch", was the third in the series, was first published in 1982, and has gone through multiple editions with numerous publishers.By this third book in the series the main characters had all been set. We have our heroine, the worst wit [...]

    21. Author/Illustrator: Jill MurphyFirst Published: 1982Series: Book 3 of 7 - Semester 1 of Year 2.Still going on The Worst Witch and it was Book 3 over the weekend.Another simple, engaging story from Murphy; this time with a time-jump which I found distracting but didn't worry the 7yo too much. Needs more suspension of disbelief and forgiveness than the first two but worth the effort.There is a lesson on lying and crying wolf, on trust and loyalty. It's very gently done and doesn't take from the ov [...]

    22. [Re-read in October 2015] Poor Mildred. Things really do go from bad to worse with her in this book, but it's also one of my favourites. The bit where she thinks Miss Hardbroom is on fire and drops a bucket of water on her head from her broom is horrifyingly perfect. (The illustration! The description! To give the stern form-mistress some credit, it must be recorded that she did not flinch when the metal bucket struck, after falling from such a height.) There's yet more advanced spellwork: this [...]

    23. This review and more can be found at The A P Book Club*I received this book as an eARC from Candlewick Press on NetGalley in exchange for an honest review*I really enjoyed the first book in the Worst Witch series, and I was really excited to read more books about what Mildred Hubble has been up to. And this book gave me exactly what I was looking for! Somehow I missed the second book in this series, but it was not a big deal at all. I assume this one picks up right where that one left off - Mild [...]

    24. This was always my favourite Worst Witch book; I used to like all the frog stuff quite a lot. Certainly I think it's the most interesting and involved plot we've had so far. I also approve of the fact that Mildred's immersion in the trouble does come as a result of her being rather careless, which is supposed to be her main characteristic, as we have been told (but not really shown) before.A plot contrivance/inconsistency that annoys me slightly is that Mildred is unable to talk to people while [...]

    25. The third book in this series, and this one is a bit disappointing.I really liked that it was the start for the second form, that Mildred did her best again to try to help a new girl (only to find out she is family of Ethel), and various other things.I didn't like that we magically have miss Hardbroom again for Form mistress. Really I dislike the character, she mean and never really listens if Mildred has something to say, and always seems to try to find something wrong with Mildred. I really wi [...]

    26. 1. Eine lausige Hexe2. Eine lausige Hexe zaubert weiter3. Eine lausige Hexe hat viel PechWenn andere Schüler ins Fettnäpfchen geraten, landet Mildred garantiert in der Friteuse. Diesmal verschreckt Mildred mit einer Geschichte eine Erstklässlerin und diese Kleine ist ausgerechnet die Schwester von ihrer Feindin Esther, die natürlich Rache nehmen muss.Dieses zauberhafte Kinderbuch ist noch ein klitzekleines besser als der Teil davor. Mildred gerät wie gewöhnlich in Schwierigkeiten. Esther, [...]

    27. Another lovely little book in The Worst Witch series, this is the third book and my favourite so far.The girls are in the second year now, and Mildred is displaying her usual talent as a trouble magnet. I'm starting to lose my sympathy with the girl, as despite being quite pleasant, she verges towards the ridiculous with her absence of common sense. Despite these stories being comedic, they are pretty much tragedies, as you can see her walking in to calamity with gay abandon.The story once again [...]

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