The Worst Witch Strikes Again
We are back in Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches with Mildred Hubble, Miss Hardbroom and a new girl called Enid Nightshade. Many children enjoyed the first story (The Worst Witch): and nothing is lost in terms of sure-fire humour, fast plot and some irresistible characterisation. Mildred finds it equally hard to stay out of trouble, much to the anguish of her mentors: Enid seems a placid 'goody' at first but soon lands herself, and Mildred, in zany scrapes. The illustrations, by the author, add a lot to the fun in a welcome second visit to a group of characters who'll become real favourites.