Summary: The Magic Bed-Knob and Bonfires and Broomsticks in one volume. These are the exploits of the three Wilson children; Miss Price, the apprentice witch; and the flying bed. A tale of a witch-in-training and trouble of the most unforgettable kind. -- Harcourt
Yesterday, our Mother Daughter Book Club met to discuss BED-KNOB AND BROOMSTICK by Mary Norton. I was a little concerned about the length of the book and some of the dated references, but most of the girls agreed that it was a very enjoyable book. The book was actually made up of two separate stories with the same characters but that take place a few years apart. My daughter and I both thought that the first story (The Magic Bed-Knob) was better, but I'm not sure that everyone felt the same way.
The girls came very prepared and discussed the book entirely by themselves. They are really proud of themselves for acting like the moms do at their book club meetings! As usual, they discussed their favorite parts of the book; and they also talked about where they would have chosen to "travel" to. Many of the girls chose Hawaii (we aren't raising any dummies), and two of the girls mentioned that they thought it would be interesting to go back to Revolutionary War times. One of the girls thought it would be good if she could go back to the time of the Depression and try to give the people some food and money -- isn't that sweet?
For our next meeting, we will be reading THE TIGER RISING by Kate DiCamillo. I am very excited to read a book by Ms. DiCamillo because my daughter loves everything she's read by her. I think THE TIGER RISING looks like a wonderful read, and I'm hoping that the girls all enjoy it!