Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson

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Which Witch? is a brilliantly witty tale of magic and marriage by Eva Ibbotson, and was shortlisted for the Carnegie Medal.

'Find me a witch!' cried Arriman the Awful, feared Wizard of the North.

Arriman has decided to marry. His wife must be a witch of the darkest powers - but which witch will she be? To find the most fiendish, he holds a spell-casting competition.

Glamorous Madame Olympia performs the terrifying Symphony of Death and conjures up a thousand plague-bearing rats. The magic of gentle Belladonna, the white witch, goes hopelessly wrong. She produces perfumed flowers instead of snakes. And bats roost in her golden hair instead of becoming blood-sucking vampires.

Poor Belladonna longs to be an evil enchantress - but how?

'This kind of fun will never fail to delight' Philip Pullman


About Eva Ibbotson

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Eva Ibbotson was born in Vienna, Austria, on January 21, 1925. She graduated from Bedford College, London with a degree in physiology in 1945 and the University of Durham with a degree in education in 1965. Her first book, The Great Ghost Rescue, was published in 1975. She primarily wrote children's book and romance novels for adults and young adults. Her other works include The Secret of Platform 13, The Star of Kazan, Which Witch?, Island of the Aunts, Dial-a-Ghost, The Ogre of Oglefort, A Company of Swans, and A Song For Summer. She won the Nestlé Smarties Book Prize for Journey to the River Sea. She died on October 20, 2010 at the age of 85.
Published September 4, 2008 by Macmillan Children's Books. 250 pages
Genres: Humor & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Children's Books, Literature & Fiction, Education & Reference, Cooking, Action & Adventure. Fiction

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9-12) Pub Date: Aug. 1st, 1999 ...

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(Dec 12, 2002) I think this book is awesome, you should read it!

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Fantasy Literature

Mother Bloodwort cannot say the word “white” because: “she couldn’t bring herself to say the dreadful word — no black witch can” and we’re told that “like most witches, she hated happiness.” As such, it’s a tad disconcerting in the final chapters of the book when the witches change from generica...

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Arriman Canker, the evil Wizard of the North, formally known as George, and the beautiful witch Belladonna both have a problem.

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