The Witch of Hissing Hill Author:Mary Calhoun Far back in the hill country is Hissing Hill. Its a bare lonely spot, with one twisted house and a tall fir tree behind it. Once upon a time the hill was aswarm with black witch cats. Cats arching their backs on the rooftop, cats chasing up the fir tree, cats yowling on crooked fence posts, cats hissing in every corner of the shackly house. And ... more »all of them black, black, black. For there lived a wicked old witch named Sizzle. She had strings of black hair and long skinny feet, and she could figure up more meanness than any witch in the hills.« less
I highly recommend this children's book to parents. My child usually doesn't pay attention during reading time. This book had his full attention. It was funny also. I enjoyed reading it to him too. This book is perfect for reading times to toddlers or older.
Also, this is the second book I have read by Mary Calhoun. She writes good old fashioned children's stories that remind me of my reading times as a child. When I read her stuff it made me smile. Any parent who finds reading to their child to be a chore should give Calhoun a try. There are copies of her books here on PBS. Give them a try.