Chasing the White Witch Teachers’ Guide

Overview

When Clair discovers a book of spells, she quickly learns that she can’t solve her problems with magic.

Teased by her older brother, bullied by the popular girls at school, and plagued by a blistering pimple that has surfaced on the tip of her nose, twelve-year-old Claire Murphy wishes she could shrivel up and die or spontaneously combust. But when a mysterious book appears at her feet in the checkout aisle of a grocery store, Claire is confident all her troubles are over. Following the instructions carefully, Claire dives nose-first into reeking remedies, rollicking rituals, and silly spells. It’s only when she recklessly disregards the Law of Three that the line between good and evil blurs and Claire must race against time to undo all of the trouble she’s caused.

Awards

Commended
Top Grade: CanLit for the Classroom selection
2011
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Reviews

This is a story that will appeal to many middle school students. It has enough truth and fantasy mixed together to create an interesting and fast moving plotline.

Resource Links (October, 2011)

About the Author

Eleanor Creasey

Posted by KathrynB on October 30, 2014

Eleanor Creasey

A retired teacher and school principal, Eleanor Creasey B.Ed., M.Ed. is the author of On Remembrance Day, and four teachers' resource guides to facilitate classroom discussion of novels. She lives in Ottawa.