*"Fifth-grader Rupert Campbell lives in a world that combines Roald Dahl s "Witches "and Louis Sachar s "Wayside School."...readers will banish themselves from the ordinary world to finish this book in a flash." -" Kirkus Reviews," starred review
"Magaziner s debut has echoes of Dahl s "Matilda."..The same goofy charm that Magaziner brings to the names of characters and settings (Mrs. Gummyum, Yammerstop Way) carries through to the details of witch life and logic in the town of Gliverstoll, resulting in a fun, frothy story that will, well, charm its readers." - "Publishers Weekly"
"Mrs. Frabbleknacker is as awful as her name, with antics reminiscent of scenes from Louis Sachar s "Sideways Stories from Wayside School" gone wrong." - "School Library Journal"
"Ideal for middle-grade readers who love RoaldDahl s "Matilda "(1988) and enjoy humor with their fantasy, this debut novel is madcap and fantastical. It sthe perfect thing for kids not quite ready for Diane Duane or Madeleine L Engle." - "Booklist"
"The kids slowly forming friendship has real grace and authenticity...in addition, Eva Ibbotson fans will appreciate the quirky humor." - "BCCB"
"This hilarious, light-hearted debut would be a great read-aloud for middle grade classrooms." - "Library Media Connection"