"A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch" is a classic "Worst Witch" story by Jill Murphy. "A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch" is the third of Jill Murphy's classic, much-loved "The Worst Witch" series, the original story of life at a magical boarding school, perfect for 5-9 readers. Loveable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble is possibly the worst witch ever to go to Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches ...A new term spells disaster for Mildred! Mildred is determined to lose her embarrassing reputation as the worst witch the Academy has ever seen - but things rapidly get out of hand! Jill Murphy started putting books together (literally with a stapler), when she was six. "The Worst Witch" was first published in 1974 and this much-loved classic has been enjoyed by readers for more than 30 years. Jill Murphy also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children. If you'd like to read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy "The Worst Witch", "The Worst Witch Strikes Again", "The Worst Witch All at Sea", "The Worst Witch Saves the Day" and "The Worst Witch to the Rescue" are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.