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The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children by Keith McGowan
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Apr 04, 2011

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bookshelves: 2011-12-bluebonnet, children-s-fantasy, children-s-mystery
Read from March 23 to 30, 2011

This modern-day retelling of Hansel & Gretel is a quirky, inventive story with characters just odd enough to thoroughly enjoy. My class fell in love with this book from page one, and I was smitten in the beginning as well.

The witch's journal is clever, and I loved the contrast between Connie and Sol. Even the backstory for Mr. and Mrs. Blink offers several opportunities for an interesting conclusion. I felt there were many things in this story left unexplored - but the set-up was fantastic!

This is a book that ends with such a sense of a sequel on the way that it barely ties up the loose ends. I find myself feeling like the end was rushed and unbelievable (even for a fairy tale). I wanted to know more about the parents, the manager of the pet store, and what happens to Connie and Sol.

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Reading Progress

03/25/2011 page 49
26.0% "My class is hooked and so am I! Wish we had more time to read."

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