Charlie and her family have just moved into their new home. But, Charlie is finding it difficult to settle – the house makes a buzzing noise, there is a frog that gave her a strange look – in fact her List of Strange Things has reached 11 items. Now there is a new school to face; her stammer is worse. She needs a witch.
This an attractive story that is just right for KS2 readers. There is the fun of finding out whether Charlie is a witch, there is danger and threat from the past, there is the familiar world of school and school friendships. Young readers who have enjoyed the company of Mildred Hubble (The Worst Witch) will certainly take to this reworking of the theme – and will look forward to further adventures involving Charlie and her friends.