Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson

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Arriman, evil dark wizard, would like that the prophecy about a darker wizard to take his place would come true, so to leave his works and pursue other hobbies. However, no wizard has come to take his place, and the only option seems to be marring and having an evil wizard child, but how to choose a wife?

Arriman’s secretary, a practical man, determines that the wife should be a witch, skilled in dark magic, and what’s better than a competition to find the skilled witch? All the witches of the area readily join the contest, and within them also Belladonna, a nice and gentle white witch, who would like to be dark and evil.

Which Witch? is an extremely nice book: the protagonists are fun and crazy, but also tremendously evil, and the story mixes positive values with horrible images (the scene with the rats is disgusting).

I always like when children books are not sugary (to stay in theme, it’s impossible to forget The Witches by Roald Dahl).


Which Witch? by Eva Ibbotson ★★★★☆

*I read this book in italian

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