By: Nicki Greenberg
Genre: YFA - Classic fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Published by: A&U Children's
Published: 23 Aug 2017
ISBN: 9781760294908


‘Zelda rides a broomstick!'

'Zelda's got a bat-friend!'

'Zelda smells like toadstools!'

'Witch! Witch! Witch!'

It was bad enough when I was eleven years old. But if they sniff me out now, it'll be a disaster. Zelda Stitch isn't much of a witch - she's hoping she'll make a better primary school teacher. But if the vice principal finds out about her, her dream will go up in a puff of smoke. Keeping her magic secret isn't the only trouble bubbling in Ms Stitch's classroom: there's wild-child Zinnia, lonely Eleanor, secretive Phoebe and a hairy, eight-legged visitor called Jeremy. Not to mention the nits…

With NO HELP AT ALL from her disagreeable cat Barnaby, Zelda must learn to be a better teacher, a better friend and a better witch - even if that means taking broomstick lessons. Magic. Mischief. Mayhem. Zelda's classroom is a cauldron full of laughs.


Anyone who loves a little magic will love this book!

Zelda is an extremely lovable witch and you will feel for her right from the start. She has always been an average witch, with an overpowering mother and a very grumpy cat, and now she must try and hold all her ‘witchling’ feelings in as she battles her new adventure, that of classroom teacher.

She must also stay on the right side of the nasty and mysterious Deputy Principal Melody Martin, who she refers to as MM. And worse still, MM’s niece is in her class! How is she going to keep the fact that she is a witch a secret?

This is an extremely fun read that shows us if we are just true to ourselves, we can do remarkable things and make a difference in people’s lives. It is also highlights that teachers have feelings and are apprehensive about things too!

It will be enjoyed by all middle - senior primary school students.

Reviewed by Sam