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Book Title: A Woggle of Witches|
The author of the book: Adrienne Adams
Date of issue: April 1st 2017
ISBN 13: 9781534412460
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 14.36 MB
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Reader ratings: 7.5
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I had to read this book because I was so tickled by its title.
This is a weird book, unless I had some pages missing, which maybe I did, but my copy of the book looked intact.
This is a silly simple story about witches, and it’s a fun book to read aloud.
My favorite pages were the witches in hammocks and the end when it’s revealed what scares this group (woggle) of witches. Some kids might chortle at certain points in the story; it is cute and amusing.
But, on the inside front cover it says: “Did you know, for instance, that a medium-sized group of witches is know (among witches that is) as a “woggle” of witches?” And the word woggle is in the book’s title, BUT, nowhere in the story does the word woggle appear. Strange! And disappointing. But I really liked it anyway.
I loved the atmospheric illustrations with their dark colored background. For the most part, they’re fun vs. scary, although it is possible that fearful children might be a bit scared at times.
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Read information about the authorAdrienne Adams (February 10, 1906 - December 3, 2002) was a children's book illustrator. She won two Caldecott Honors (in 1960 and 1962) and in 1973 she was awarded the Rutgers Award for overall contributions to children’s literature. In 1977, she won a University of Southern Mississippi Medallion.
She was born in Fort Smith, Arkansas and grew up in Oklahoma She obtained a BA at Stephens College (who awarded her the Alumnae Achievement Award in 1964) then attended the University of Missouri and moved to New York in 1929 to study at the American School of Design and until 1949 she was a free-lance designer of displays, murals, textiles, greeting cards etc. She married children's book writer John Anderson in 1935 and in 1942 illustrated one of his books Bag of Smoke to begin her career as an illustrator becoming full-time in 1952. In total she illustrated more than 30 books, from contemporary authors such as Rumer Godden, Irwin Shapiro and Aileen Fisher to the fairy tales of Hans Christian Andersen and the Brothers Grimm.
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