Earwig and the Witch
Got the other twelve witches all chasing me. I'll be back for her when I've shook them off. It may take years. Her name is Earwig. Earwig has been at the orphanage ever since she was a baby. That's just how she likes it. She has her best friend, Custard, and everyone always does exactly what... show more
Got the other twelve witches all chasing me. I'll be back for her when I've shook them off. It may take years. Her name is Earwig. Earwig has been at the orphanage ever since she was a baby. That's just how she likes it. She has her best friend, Custard, and everyone always does exactly what Earwig wants. She never wants to leave, so she makes sure no one ever picks her. Then a very strange couple comes to the orphanage. They try to make themselves look ordinary. But Earwig knows they are not, not in the least. And they choose her, out of all the other children. Earwig could be in for quite an unpleasant surprise. But so could the very strange couple.
Publish date: January 31st 2012
Publisher: Greenwillow Books
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
Earwig is an orphan. When she was a baby she was left at the orphanage and has been there ever since. But she doesn't want it any other way. She likes the orphanage, the people there, her friend Custard and most of all, they do what she wants. She's avoided being chosen all this time, but there is o...
Now I yearn for fried bread. Drat.
A bittersweet read–the last Diana Wynne Jones. It reads pretty young and I prefer her older books. But the genuine kookiness and slightly unlikeable characters that make up so much of her work are definitely present.
Earwig is an orphan, and happy to be one in the orphanage where everyone does what she wants. Then the unthinkable happens and a very odd couple come to adopt her. Bella Yaga (get it?) is a witch who thinks she can use Earwig to do her tedious chores, but Earwig is smart, and hard-working, and cleve...
A strange feeling to be reading the last book Diana Wynne Jones completed. Earwig and the Witch, aimed for younger readers, touches on the same territory as The Ogre Downstairs where it can be read as being about the relationship between children and those who are meant to be looking after them, an...