Dorrie and the Pin Witch

Dorrie and the Pin Witch As all of Witchville is busy getting ready for the Witches Ball only Dorrie suspects that everyone s recent crabbiness has something to do with the nasty Pin Witch and the free hats and shawls she ha

  • Title: Dorrie and the Pin Witch
  • Author: Patricia Coombs
  • ISBN: 9780688080556
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Hardcover
  • As all of Witchville is busy getting ready for the Witches Ball, only Dorrie suspects that everyone s recent crabbiness has something to do with the nasty Pin Witch and the free hats and shawls she has been handing out.

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    • Patricia Coombs

      Patricia Coombs was born on July 23, 1926 in Los Angeles, California and during her school age years lived in Hawaii, Boston, New York, and San Francisco She was always reading books and would hide in unusual places to avoid getting caught reading instead of playing She attended DePauw University, Michigan State University, and received her bachelor s and master s degrees in English from the University of Washington She also studied poetry at New York University In 1962, Coombs wrote and illustrated Dorrie s Magic, inspired by her two daughters and their Siamese cat named Dingbat The book was highly praised by the New York Times Book Review, and Coombs went on to create the Dorrie the Little Witch series She wrote 20 stories about Dorrie and her adventures as a little witch over the next 30 years, ending with Dorrie and the Haunted Schoolhouse in 1992 Coombs has also illustrated for other authors and contributed to Poetry Magazine From Major Authors and Illustrators, pp 562 564, courtesy of The de Grummond Children s Literature Collection at The University of Southern Mississippi and



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    • Because everyone else was at Cook’s normal level of crabbiness due to the magical pins in their new attire she had to be presented as pleasant and pliant for contrast - and also so we could be sure she wasn’t bewitched yet. The Big Witch, however, is her usual bossy, crabby, disinterested self with a bit more vitriol.Favorite quote from Cook, “Well, there’s nothing we can do about it.” She is referring to the excessive crabbiness and strangeness that Dorrie suspects. And the translatio [...]


    • These were always my favorite books when I was younger because of the simple memories I have of my school library. I sat on the floor and read about a cute little witch who always knew better than the adults around her. Of course having a cat as a best friend definitely helped the plot and the illustrations are of most beautiful pen and ink sketches in children's books.



    • The witches and wizards of Witchville are not acting like themeselves -- they are bickering and fighting with one another. Dorrie learns the cause and attempts to save the day.


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