Earwig and the Witch
Everyone knows that orphanages are horrible places. But Earwig is perfectly happy at St Morwald’s Home for Children. For a start, unlike other bullied orphans in stories, she always seems to get her own way! So the last thing she wants is to be sent to live with the very strange Bella Yaga – who is actually a wicked witch! Like all wicked witches, she wants a little girl as a servant. But what she doesn’t know is that Earwig has some magical talents of her own. With the help of a talking cat and a spell or two, Earwig means to give that nasty witch a jolly big surprise! Combining fantastic illustrations with a witty, magical story, this delightful novel by Diana Wynne Jones will enchant a new generation of fans.