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Witch's Sister


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ISBN13: 9780689853159
ISBN10: 0689853157
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When the darkness,

tolls the hour,

I shall have you

in my power...

Lynn and her best friend, Mouse, are positive their neighbor, Mrs. Tuggle, is a witch. And they suspect the old woman is forcing Lynn's sister, Judith, to join her coven to witches. But Lynn and Mouse can't prove anything and their parents don't believe them. the girls are desperate to expose Mrs. Tuggle's evil nature, especially since her actions are becoming more threatening everyday.

Now Lynn's parents have announced that they're going away for the weekend, leaving Judith and Mrs. Tuggle in charge. Can the girls outsmart Mrs. Tuggle and save Lynn's family — or is the dark magic too strong to conquer?

About the Author

Phyllis Reynolds Naylor includes many of her own growing-up experiences in the Alice books. She writes for both children and adults and is the author of more than one hundred and thirty-five books, including the Alice series, which Entertainment Weekly has called "tender" and "wonderful." In 1992 her novel Shiloh won the Newbery Medal. She lives with her husband, Rex, in Gaithersburg, Maryland.  Visit Phyllis online at

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crowyhead, March 4, 2010 (view all comments by crowyhead)
Ever since Lynn's sister Judith started spending time with their elderly neighbor Mrs. Tuggle, supposedly learning seamstressing, she has been acting strange and distant. It's not until Lynn comes across her luring tadpoles to her by singing to them that she begins to suspect that Judith might be a witch's apprentice, and Mrs. Tuggle a witch. Is Judith really involved in dark doings, or is Lynn simply reacting to her sister growing up and changing?

This reminded me quite a bit of Zilpha Keatley Snyder's novels, although not quite so skillfully written. I like that the supernatural angle remains fairly ambiguous throughout, with almost everything having a logical explanation. The end is rather rushed, however, and to have so many questions left unanswered is rather frustrating. I plan on reading the sequels, though.
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Product Details

Naylor, Phyllis Reynolds
Aladdin Paperbacks
McMillan, Ken
New York
Mysteries, Espionage, & Detective Stories
Horror & Ghost Stories
Occult fiction
Children s-Scary Stories
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Series Volume:
Publication Date:
September 2002
Grade Level:
from 3 up to 7
7.62 x 5.12 in 6.335 oz
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