Author(s): Jill Murphy
The Worst Witch to the Rescue by Jill Murphy is a classic Worst Witch adventure starring lovable but accident-prone Mildred Hubble. 'It isn't actually a known spell. I sort of made it up myself.' Mildred Hubble always tries her best, but her spells never seem to go right. She may be the worst witch at Miss Cackle's Academy for Witches, but she's the best friend you could ever have. Millions of readers love her and so will you . . . 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, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Worst Witch All at Sea, The Worst Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch and the Wishing Star are also available from Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.
Jill Murphy was born in London in 1949. From a very early age she was drawing and writing stories, and was already putting books together (literally, with a stapler) by the time she was six. She went on to study at Chelsea, Croydon and Camberwell Schools of Art. Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, before becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which this is the first, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.