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The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams

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Abbie Adams and her family come from a long line of witches, and she’s having a tough time keeping it a secret from her best friend and the rest of her school. Especially the day her little brother morphs into a wolf and tries to eat his teacher.

That’s also the day her father brings home a kitten. Abbie’s been begging for a cat for months, and she falls in love with that f
Hardcover, 256 pages
Published April 1st 2010 by Dial (first published March 30th 2010)
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Jul 13, 2015 rated it really liked it
This was a fun read! If you have ever had an extensive conversation with a young person who is excited about telling you about his/her day or a recent adventure, then you will understand when I tell you this was stream of consciousness for the tween reader! It was cool!

Abbie Adams tells the reader the ups and downs of being a young witch including asides; vocabulary words;, visits to the principal's office; encounters with her little brother, loving aunt, understanding best friend, an evil witch
Cindy Hudson
Jul 23, 2010 rated it really liked it
Abbie Adams has a lot to worry about. Her little brother isn’t always good at controlling his magic, so she often has to use her own magic to reverse his spells and make his first-grade teacher and his classmates forget weird things they’ve seen. But sometimes she forgets to cover her own tracks well enough, so she gets in trouble with her strict, fifth-grade teacher. And she doesn’t study enough at school or on her magical talents. When she discovers that her new kitten is actually a boy under ...more
Emily (Jaeyoung) Park
This book is The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams by Rhonda Hayter. It is a story about one girl who's name is Abbie Adams. She is a witch, and her family is a witch family. She got a blood from her parents, and she became a witch. No one knows that she is a witch, and nobody is supposed to know. One day, a black cat appears in her house, and they started to feed and helped the cat. But there were some problems and mystery of a black cat. And finally they find out that the cat was a Thomas Edison t ...more
Oct 07, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thought this book was great!I loved how Abbie did everything to try to protect her family.This book is about Abbie.Her dad buys her a black cat.Since Abbie is a witch,she can tell when something is up and something was up.She took a quick look at her cat and realized that her cat was a human who got trapped in a cats body!Her family and her try everything possible to help the cat.I would reccomend this book to people who like reading books about witches
Zoë B
Jan 02, 2014 rated it really liked it
It could be better but was ok. She is a good big sister. I wish that this was a seires.
Peter Pactor
Oct 05, 2017 rated it it was amazing
While I don't normally read children's books, I did read this one, and I enjoyed it so thoroughly that I had difficulty putting it aside for other things; such as, sleeping. It is especially fun to read books in which it is apparent that the author enjoyed writing them. This was one. The plot was interesting and the characters well defined with personalities that kept the reader enchanted throughout the story. If you are currently, or if you have ever been a young child, I encourage you to read ...more
May 15, 2018 rated it really liked it
This was actually a pretty cute book. I had it since I was little, but never read it until I was bored one summer night in 2015.

I think the pages are each fascinating - keeping you reeled in all the way through from the beginning to the middle to the end. I like the realistic historical element added in and how it is delivered in a cute way aimed at kids.

I would definitely recommend this as a good read for kids - maybe around Halloween?

*Fact: I was reading this book late at night when I experi
Nov 29, 2017 rated it liked it
Cute, fast read. Not the best book about witches or magic I've ever read, and I found the narrator's voice a bit annoying at times (like the author was trying too hard to sound like a kid)... but still fun!
Mar 06, 2010 rated it it was amazing
"Honestly, I can't say enough good about this book. When I was given the opportunity to review it I was thinking I was probably getting another Harry Potter wannabe, but I was very pleasantly surprised. A young girl, Abbie Adams, her magical family living in a non-magical world and some very strange coincidences all add up to a fabulous story with a history lesson to boot.

"How do you feel about books that teach? Say I told you that you were going to have to read a 250 page book all about histori
Jul 17, 2010 rated it really liked it
What a fun and original debut! I love reading middle grade because they never cease to make me smile and look back fondly at my elementary/middle school years.

Abbie was a free spirited and extremely likable main character. Abbie, her younger brother, Munch, and her parents were all witches, but life wasn't always easy for them. Especially because Abbie doesn't have a Hogwarts to attend and must go to school with humans. This does cause Abbie to get into a bit of mischief because she occasionally
Jun 12, 2012 rated it really liked it
I want to branch into middle grade fiction more often. Why? It's important, particularly to kids who enjoy reading. Chapter books don't have the complexity to hold their attention, but young adult and adult books contain inappropriate content. I knew I spent several enjoyable years with middle grade authors like Bruce Coville, Mary Downing Hahn, and Willo Davis Roberts. Plus, I have two cousins who are the perfect age for middle grade novels. I don't just want to hook them up with what I enjoyed ...more
Storm Reads
Witchy Worries is Rhonda Hayter's first book and its a very fun and cute book about Abbie Adams and all the things that happens to her family.

Abbie can't tell anyone she is a witch, so she is always getting into trouble trying to keep her little brother from letting the family secret out on accident. She sort of feels alone because she can't talk to her best friend about anything that goes on in the family. So when her father brings home a kitten Abbie is so happy. She notices something strange
Pamela Kramer
Jul 08, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams is a celebration of a first book by Rhonda Hayter. Aimed at children from 3rd to 6th grade, this cleverly written book about a 5th grade witch will appeal to a range of readers.

Ms. Hayter has perfected the style of speaking of a fifth grader so when Abbie, the main character who is a witch, narrates her tale, it sounds just like a fifth grader is speaking. Children will have no difficulty relating to Abbie when she has problems doing her homework, relating to he
Susan Berger
Jun 05, 2015 rated it it was amazing
"Come to think of it, the day my brother tried to eat his first grade teacher turned out to be the same day my dad brought me home a very very strange cat."
I bought this book at a school fair after reading the first sentence. And it lived up to its promise. Delightful read.
Abbie Adams has all the normal fifth grade worries, plus a few extra. Abbie Adams is a witch. So are the rest of her family. Her younger brother, Munch, has a bad habit of transforming into things he shouldn't. she barely sav
Abbie Adams has been having a hard time at school. As a witch, she constantly has to watch over her little brother to make sure they aren't exposed for their magic. At home, her father is working hard to try to find a cure for a wizard flu, and as a result, people start popping in and out of her house. Abbie's father brings home a cute kitten for her, but it soon becomes apparent that he is no ordinary kitten. Now, Abbie and her family must try to find a way to turn him back into his proper self ...more
Casey (A Passion for Books)
Aug 30, 2010 rated it really liked it
This was a fun and very cute read.

Abbie is a witch in a family full of witches who live in the human world. Being a witch surrounded by humans is difficult on Abbie. She can't tell her best friend, a human, about witchy things and she is always having to rescue her little brother, who is just learning to use his powers, from the crazy situations he gets himself into at school.

One day her father brings home a kitten for Abbie, only it turns out the kitten is more than just a kitten, but instead a
May 01, 2011 rated it liked it
This was a very cute story. Has a nice dose of magic mixed into the everyday dilema's of growing up(maybe even growing up different), having to deal with younger siblings, and having to navigate the many different aspects to life that come with growing up - like responsibility, doing the right thing, and just surviving fifth grade and homework. Didn't lecture, but wove these themes nicely throughout with a really good dose of humor. Also, it has a nice, strong female main character. And I think ...more
Mar 22, 2010 rated it it was amazing
The way that Rhonda has magic set up in this world reminds me a bit of Sabrina the Teenage Witch - only a bit different. It has that same easy way to relate to magic. I love the aspect of traveling back into different time periods like you would travel to Hawaii on vacation. I really enjoyed the characters as well. The struggle that Abbie had with not being able to tell her best friend about her powers really explained their friendship.

Some of the powers were quite funny as well. Such as how emo
Kaili Martin
Nov 15, 2015 rated it liked it
The story is about a young girl named Abbie Adams that has to keep the secret that she comes from a long line of witches from her school mates and her best friend. In the story she has a brother that she loves very much, but drives her crazy. She has to keep from getting into trouble when he uses his magic. One day her brother turns into a wolf and tries to eat his teacher. On this same day her father brings home a kitten, she has wanted one for a very long time. Abbie realized that this kitten ...more
Feb 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
This is a really cute and fun read. Abbie is a witch in a family of witches who live in the world with mortals. And the mortals, of which one of them is Abbie's best friend. Being a witch in the mortal world is hard especially when your little brother is just learning to harness his powers and you keep rescuing him. It kind of makes you stand out at school.

On top of that Abbie's dad has brought home a kitten who they eventually figure out is more than just a cat and the book becomes about findin
Scribbler King
Jan 06, 2011 rated it it was amazing
I really liked this book. It gave me some great laughs and though I did figure out the boy's identity early (that wasn't on the blurb of my copy) it didn't ruin anything.

I read a lot of books where the magic system is very defined and I think those are fascinating, but it was also fun to go back and watch Abbie wiggle her eyebrows and stomp her feet to work magic.

I also liked the parts where she's saving her little brother from getting into trouble. I've never had a miss-behaving younger sibling
Jul 13, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: read2010, childrens
Abbie Adams is a young witch who's parents have decided to raise her in the mortal world. Abbie has many of the problems that any typical elementary student has, (family, friends, siblings etc.) and the problems are often exacerbated by magic.

To me Abbie's parents came across as too understanding and supportive (and I know that this sounds strange), but I found myself wishing for a family that was a little less than perfect than the family presented here.

Some of the dialog was jumpy. And the de
Sep 16, 2012 rated it it was amazing
this book is amazing its about a witch who as to live in a normal world and there's something cool about her cat too. I've read this book before when i was little and it didn't make to much sense so I'm reading it again but the reason why i didn't understand it when i was little is because the were a few words i didn't understand that was when i was about 9 now I'm about 13 and i can read it very easily so about 11 to 12 it probably the ideal age for this book it is an amazing book everyone who ...more
Sep 08, 2010 rated it liked it
Abbie is having a hard time mixing her witch powers with her everyday life. She has to hide any magic that she uses and sometimes her best friend knows that she has seen something but she just can't explain it. To make matter worse, Abbie's little brother is always getting his magic mixed up and she has to fix it up for him. When things start going really crazy and a cute little kitten starts reading all her books and encyclopedia's Abbie knows for sure that something is up. After a lot of crazy ...more
Jun 01, 2013 rated it liked it
Sometimes I read children’s books that remind me that I am an adult, and there’s a reason I don’t like fruit roll ups anymore. The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams is the fruit roll up of children’s books. It has cute moments, but I didn’t enjoy it. I think some younger readers would enjoy it, but I don’t think this book would have appealed to me beyond second grade, and even that might be stretching it (especially since, as a child, I hated books that included shoe-horned-in historical characters ...more
Apr 27, 2013 rated it liked it
This is a fun book about Abbie Adams and her family who come from a long line of witches. Keeping the family secret is difficult at school, especially when her brother morphs into a wolf and tries to eat the teacher! Then her dad brings home a kitten, but Abbie discovers this is no ordinary kitten. The kitten turns out to be Thomas Edison, who has been involuntarily transformed. Now the Adams family must figure out how to get him back to himself and back home. The book is funny, has a great plot ...more
May 30, 2013 rated it liked it
The book itself is cute and an easy read. The writing is very straight forward. The intended audience is for grades 3-6 so the whole plot is very simple and doesn't make much concentration or imagination to keep up with which I thought made it a little bit boring. I did like that Abbie's family was very loving and supporting which you don't see a ton in books a lot of times. There is no romance, but I still think that its written mostly for girls and that boys might not relate to Abbie's narrati ...more
Alyson (Kid Lit Frenzy)
This is a fun Middle Grade book. Children will enjoy the characters and all of the situations that Abbie and her little brother Munch get into because of their magical abilities. There is some interesting pieces of science and history in the story which added a little more depth. The one thing that kept this from being a 5 for me was that I thought there may have been a "little too much" magic (gasp, I know the story is about a 5th grader who is a witch) which at times is too convenient of a sol ...more
May 10, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: elem
Entertaining story of young witch Abbie Adams who has her hands full trying to keep her abilities secret and take care of the mischief her younger brother gets into (since he doesn't have good control of his magical skills yet). Abbie's problems multiply when she discovers the kitten her father brought home for her is actually a trapped boy - a very famous trapped boy. Will recommend often.
Mar 15, 2010 rated it really liked it
Bottom Line – with a little magic, a little science, a little history and a big heart The Witchy Worries of Abbie Adams is sure to be a big hit with elementary and middle school children! It's got a wonderful message, which is told though a cute and endearing story, defiantly a 4 mushrooms book for me!

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