Tag Archives: magic

House of Many Ways

I have to say, I love this nearly as much as Howl’s Moving Castle. Charmain has been brought up to be very respectable but not at all useful.  When she goes to watch over her Great-Uncle William’s house her only … Continue reading

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Castle in the Air

This book is billed as the second book in the Howl’s Moving Castle trilogy, but if your kids (or you) are anything like me, they’ll spend the whole book waiting for Howl to show up and not really enjoy or … Continue reading

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Witch in the House

Witch in the House may be a dangerous book to let your kids get a hold of.  The absolute highlight of the book is a flying bathmat named Pinky, who answers questions by flipping his corners.  You should be forewarned … Continue reading

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The Witch and the Ring

Well, I can’t say as this is the best written Ruth Chew book I’ve read.  It’s actually pretty marginal.  Charlotte and Walt get a magic ring out of one of those supermarket vending machines designed to lure children into squandering … Continue reading

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What the Witch Left

Friends Louise and Katy are playing in Katy’s room when Louise becomes curious about the tall chest of drawers.  Louise pressures Katy into opening the locked bottom drawer where they discover lots of stuff belonging to Katy’s Aunt Martha.  Over … Continue reading

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The Witch at the Window

Marjorie and Nick are not the brightest of children.  They befriend a talking bird and think nothing of it.  Clearly they are not able to see the distinction between birds that talk in the form of mimcry and birds that … Continue reading

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No Such Thing as a Witch

My copy of this book is so well worn and well loved that it lives its life inside a ziploc bag.  When you take it out little pieces of broken up paper flutter out like confetti.  This is absolutely the … Continue reading

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