The Worst Witch Strikes Again, written and illustrated by Jill Murphy, is reissued with exciting new branding and format. The Worst Witch has become one of Puffin's bestselling children's series for readers aged 5 - 9 years.
It's the summer term at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches and disaster-prone Mildred Hubble is in deep trouble yet again - and all because of the new girl, Enid Nightshade, who isn't nearly as angelic as she looks.
'Millions of young readers have fallen under the spell of Jill Murphy's Worst Witch' - Sunday Express
Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator.
If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue are also available from Puffin.
To celebrate and pay tribute to our beloved author and illustrator Jill Murphy, we asked a handful of fans, colleagues, and fellow author-illustrators to share what they love most about her work.
Here come the girls! This collection of seriously sassy stories feature the boldest, bravest, and most brilliant girls in kids fiction. Prepare to be inspired.