If you love Harry Potter, this imaginative and humorous tale of witches, wizards, and sinister spells is sure to satisfy!
This is the trade-paperback size version. It's "The Bachelor" for witches and wizards. So funny, we laughed out loud as we read it. Ibbotson is a wonderful writer.
imagination and humor run rampant
My son loved this book. He highly recommends it.
This is an excellant book. I really loved it.
We got this cause in the small bookstore it was advertised as, If you like Harry Potter..... (you will like this). My kids did.
Arriman the Awful, the handsome Wizard of the North, has decided to marry. But which witch will it be? Arriman devises a contest: whoever performs the darkest piece of magic. Belladonna wants desparately to win, but she has one problem: she's a good witch. But she's determined to do something sinister in time for the contest...
I like the storyline and plot.A good read.
Reviewed by my daughter--age 11
This is an excellent book for pre-teens that are exploring their imagination. I actually read this book to my daughter because I was tired of reading picture books. She adored it and we went on to purchase other books from the same author.
"Arriman the Awful, the handsome Wizard of the North, has decided to marry. But which witch will it be? Arriman devises a contest: whoever performs the darkest piece of magic will become his bride. Belladonna, the smallest of the coven, wants desperately to win, but she has one problem: she's a good witch. Her spells conjure up begonias and baby birds, not a single nest of vipers or bloodshot eyeballs. But Belladonna is in love, and she's determined to do something sinister in time for the contest...."
My 11 year old enjoyed this; she got it at Halloween.
I loved this book! rollicking fun. How being GOOD in just not good enough.
A great read for those 9-99, what fun!
This book is a story about witches but it wasn't really too scary. Reviewed by grandson in 2nd grade.