At age eleven, Verbena hasn't shown a single sign of talent for witchcraft. And worse than that--she wants to be normal. In fact, she even dreams of settling down someday and getting married! But with a mother who tells you that a you're a witch and b a husband won't be much use to you--how can anything feel normal? But there is hope in the form of a loving grandmother—also a w At age eleven, Verbena hasn't shown a single sign of talent for witchcraft.
But there is hope in the form of a loving grandmother—also a witch—who takes Verbena under her wing and shows her that casting spells and causing supernatural things to take place—is not so bad after all. Told in alternating points of view, Poor Little Witch Girl is the funny, tender story of a mom who knows exactly what she wants her daughter to be, and a daughter who just wants to be herself.
In the end, maybe the two aren't so different after all? Get A Copy. Hardcover , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Poor Little Witch Girl , please sign up.
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View 1 comment. Jan 22, The Library Lady rated it it was ok Shelves: childrens-fiction. Perhaps this was better in the original French and loses something in this translation.
Because I'm still trying to figure out WHO this book is aimed at. Not much kid appeal, not a rich enough story for teens or adults. Pourquoi pas Marron-CacaBoudin, aussi? Oct 15, Heather rated it liked it Recommends it for: witches, families, identity. Shelves: j-fiction , jfantasy. This was just an OK book - not spectacular or anything. In fact, the first part of the book narrated by Ursula, the mother was so snarky that I almost stopped reading it. For girls who want witch books this doesn't go into a lot of spells or magic as it's more of a story about families, but it would probably satisfy them.
Aug 31, Maddie rated it it was amazing Shelves: books-i-want-to-own , favorites. At 11 years old Verbena hasn't shown any sign of being a witch and her mother, Ursula, is beside herself with worry. Ursula wants Verbena to be a witch like her and her mother. But all Verbena wants to is to be normal, she wants to know and hang out with the dad she doesn't know and be a regular person.
Trying to prompt Verbena's magic Ursula's mother Anastabotte decides to spend the day with her on Wednesdays and teach her about being a witch. Verbena still isn't sure if she wants to be a witch At 11 years old Verbena hasn't shown any sign of being a witch and her mother, Ursula, is beside herself with worry.
Verbena still isn't sure if she wants to be a witch, but with these new powers she might be able to find her dad. This book was a favorite when I was in Elementary School. I loved the cover, and I loved the french-ness of it it's originally a french book.
It is charming and fun, it's short read and it contains multiple perspectives. I just adore it. J'ai fini le livre de Verte, et je peux dire que ca a etait vraimeny drole, et peu importe si le livre est destine por des enfants, quand un commence a aprendre une nouvelle langue. Le livre est tres bien ecrit,et plus parceque j'aime bien les sorcieres et tout les sujets avec la magique. Si tu veux developer ton francais, cet livre est tellement recomande pour moi apres lire le Petit prince, bien sur :P Niveau A-1 A I thought this book was very funny and interesting , it is in french but it is about a girl that's a witch and doesn't want to be.
Her parents are divorced because her mom didn't like her husband so she cast a spell on him and moved out with their girl. At the end the girl finally meets her dad because of her grandmother. Nov 04, Shannon rated it it was ok. Not my favorite book A fun idea that just falls very short.
Interestingly, it's very popular in France where it was originally written so maybe I'm missing something due to cultural differences. Feb 12, Lorcan rated it really liked it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here. She is pushing witchery her 11 year-old daughter Verbena who wants only to be a normal girl. This lady has got it going on!
She dresses in red velvet with lizard-skin belts and wears lots of makeup with red lipstick and sounds like a joyful person to be around. When Anastabotte tells Ursula that she will take Verbena every Wedenesday to train her to be a witch. Nevertheless, this newfound development tickles Ursula to the core.
In all this mixing of potions and boiling of brews, enters the gentle and kind boy Soufi. First, because of her name. I had already met lots of Roses, Violets, and Lilys. But this was the first time I had ever encountered a Verbena!
Will Soufi ever figure the resemblance out? Will Verbena ever want to be a witch? Will Ursula ever stop being such a witch?
All of these questions and more will be revealed at the end of the book. This book covers three generations of witches, with three completely different moods and minds and is a pure delight.
This is Desplechin first book for children and was written entirely in French and then translated into English by Gillian Rosner. A onze ans! L'auteur pose toutes ces questions et de nombreuses autres dans ce court roman, plein d'humour, de tendresse et de magie. Quelques grammes de douceur dans ce monde de brutes. Will Verbena choose boys over broomsticks? This book is such a short but still fun read! Divided in four parts, this book tells the struggle of a young witch-to-be in four POVs. The first POV is of Verbena's mother, Ursula, and her expectations and disappointments on her daughter.
Ursula has been put into perspective here as the good-side of witches were further described.
The third POV is, finally, of Verbena's.