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First Prize for the Worst Witch
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Mildred the accident-prone witch sets her sights on winning the school's top honor (and helping circus animals in need) in the charming finale of the popular series. As seen on Netflix!
Mildred Hubble returns to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches with a big dream: to be chosen as Head Girl! But with Mildred's history of mistakes and mishaps, even her best friends are skeptical. Besides, Mildred's rival, Ethel Hallow, is sure to win. Still, the new term is going well until Ethel finds out that Mildred's beloved stray dog, Star, actually comes from a traveling circus, and Mildred is forced to return him. When Mildred realizes just how unhappy Star and the other circus animals are, she's determined to get Star back and give his companions a better life, even if it means the headmistress won't pick her for Head Girl. Little does she know that friendship, compassion, and loyalty might be justthe qualities Miss Cackle is looking for! With the series complete and a show on Netflix, it's the perfect time to introduce a new generation of readers to Jill Murphy's delightful Worst Witch series.

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Jill Murphy. (2020). First Prize for the Worst Witch. Candlewick Press.

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Mildred Hubble returns to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches with a big dream: to be chosen as Head Girl! But with Mildred's history of mistakes and mishaps, even her best friends are skeptical. Besides, Mildred's rival, Ethel Hallow, is sure to win. Still, the new term is going well until Ethel finds out that Mildred's beloved stray dog, Star, actually comes from a traveling circus, and Mildred is forced to return him. When Mildred realizes just how unhappy Star and the other circus animals are, she's determined to get Star back and give his companions a better life, even if it means the headmistress won't pick her for Head Girl. Little does she know that friendship, compassion, and loyalty might be justthe qualities Miss Cackle is looking for! With the series complete and a show on Netflix, it's the perfect time to introduce a new generation of readers to Jill Murphy's delightful Worst Witch series.

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        At the end of Year Four at Miss Cackle's Academy, prizes are awarded--will Mildred and her friends win anything? Heading into Summer Term, Mildred has high hopes: She secretly hopes to be chosen as next year's head girl. But it's unlikely because, as pal Maud points out, "if there's a Hallow in the school, it always goes to them, and we've got Ethel Hallow." Meanwhile, villainous Ethel wants to make sure she also claims the best-flying prize and finds a way to attack the key ingredient to Mildred's flying success: Mildred's dog, Star, who became Mildred's broom companion in The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star (2013). Learning that Star is a missing circus dog, Ethel brings this to the authorities' attention, and Mildred tearfully surrenders Star. When Mildred and friends visit the circus to make sure Star's happy, they learn that, though none of the circus animals are mistreated, they are not happy, either. The girls engineer a swap of magical tools for the animals. The nostalgia-inducing art and classic British children's story feel mesh exceptionally well with the circus storyline's subtle messaging about alternatives to animals in circuses--and it's done so without casting the circus owners as villains and without judging circus fans. Even bully Ethel and her henchgirl, Drusilla, receive occasional flashes of sympathy--but not so much as to take away from Mildred's triumph over them! In illustrations, the characters are depicted as white. Easily meets the series' high standards. (Fantasy. 8-12)

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Mildred Hubble returns to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches with a big dream: to be chosen as Head Girl! But with Mildred's history of mistakes and mishaps, even her best friends are skeptical. Besides, Mildred's rival, Ethel Hallow, is sure to win. Still, the new term is going well until Ethel finds out that Mildred's beloved stray dog, Star, actually comes from a traveling circus, and Mildred is forced to return him. When Mildred realizes just how unhappy Star and the other circus animals are, she's determined to get Star back and give his companions a better life, even if it means the headmistress won't pick her for Head Girl. Little does she know that friendship, compassion, and loyalty might be justthe qualities Miss Cackle is looking for! With the series complete and a show on...

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