Thursday, September 10, 2009

My (Unwilling) Witch Goes to Ballet School

My (Unwilling) Witch Goes to Ballet School
by Hiawyn Oram
ill. by Sarah Warburton
Rumblewick's Diary #1
79 pages
New York : Little, Brown Books for Young Readers, 2009

Rumblewick has finally finished school to become a witch's familiar. He is now highly qualified to do all the nasty things a witch is supposed to do. He has a really big problem though. His contract is with Haggy Aggy, a very unwilling witch. She prefers traveling to the Other Side (our world) to go shopping. One day as Rumblewick is valiantly trying to get her back to her cottage and interested in casting spells and scaring children, Haggy discovers a ballet school. Right then and there she decides that is what she wants to do, dance around in a fluffy pink tutu! Needless to say, Rumblewick is horrified! He records in his diary everything he does to try to return Haggy to the ways of a witch all the while trying to avoid the wrath of the witches in charge.
A fun new intermediate series with humorous black and white illustrations. Rumblewick and Haggy are both lovable characters who are sure to entertain in many future entries of this series!

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