well witched

Summary:

Magwhite wasn't much of a place, but there was always adventure to be found. Josh, Ryan, and Chelle spent their money on ice cream. But now they needed to get home. When the three friends discover a well, Josh climbs down and retrieves some coins. The Well Witch is not happy, and now the kids must start making past wishes come true as penance.

Educational Themes:
Enjoy this as a great story. Throughout the book there are opportunities to pause and ask questions: what do you think will happen next? What will Ryan/Josh/Chelle do? What would you do?
Reading Level:
6.2
Recommended Age To Read By Yourself:
11 and Up
Recommended Age To Read Together:
9 and Up
Purchase Recommendation:
Borrow. Those who like ghost stories will enjoy this as a bedtime story. It is not a "Halloween book" but it has that spooky quality to it that fits with the season.
Little Kid Reaction:

Review pending.

Big Kid Reaction:

Well Witched turned quickly from *just* an adventure to an intriguing story about right and wrong, secrets, choices and consequences. It is a fun read, but it has more depth than its premise might suggest. Overall, the story seems to be a cross between a Grimm's fairy tale and an Aesop's fable.

Pros:

Mystery and fantasy lovers alike will find themselves totally wrapped up in Josh's, Ryan's and Chelle's adventure.

Cons:

None, really.


Title Well Witched
About
Author Frances Hardinge
Publisher HarperCollins Publishers © 2008
ISBN 9780060880385
Material Hard Cover
Cost $16.99
Genres Adventure, Fantasy, Friendship, Life Lessons

More Reviews

Here are some other books we have reviewed that you may like!

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Peter DeWitt
Publisher
DNA Press © 2007
ISBN
9781933255354
be the star you are

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Anne Ursu
Publisher
Walden Pond Press © 2011
ISBN
9780062015051
be the star you are

BOOK REVIEW

Author
Marilyn Hirsch
ISBN
9780761455868