Earwig and the Witch
By Diana Wynne Jones
Reviewed By Lisa Doyle Redmond
Earwig and the Witch is the final book by Diana Wynne Jones who after a long and prolific career lost her battle with cancer in March this year. Diana was one of the worlds best loved Children’s authors creator of such classic tales as Howl’s Moving Castle and Charmed Life. She has been a huge influence on the current generation of Fantasy writers and will undoubtedly continue to enthral and inspire for generations to come.
Earwig and the Witch is aimed at younger readers and will hold six and seven year olds spellbound. Boys and girls will delight in the unexpected storyline and entrancing illustrations by Marion Lindsay which match the tale superbly. It is most likely to appeal to fans of Horrid Henry or Clarice Bean as Earwig is a cheeky, bossy but utterly lovable heroine who manages to charm all around her even demons and witches.