AudioFile - Find your next great audiobook
Get our Newsletter


by | Read by Jane Jacobs

Children Ages 8+ • 5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 1960

Amy, "almost 7," and her best friend, Clarissa, like nothing better than sitting together to draw pictures and make up stories about mean Old Witch. When they banish their favorite character to the barren glass hill they've drawn, Old Witch is so miserable and cranky that Amy sketches a little girl and a baby to keep her company. While all the traditional elements of scary fantasy are present here, Jane Jacobs's crisp, smiling voice persuades listeners that all will be well even when she uses a crotchety voice for scheming Old Witch. The story is full of delicious vocabulary, puns, rhymes, and spelling, most often through the unusual voice of Malachi, the magic spelling bumblebee. R.H.H. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: OCT/ NOV 07]



Trade Ed. • Listen & Live Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 9781593160937 $27.95 • Four CDs


Library Ed. • Listen & Live Audio • 2007

CD ISBN 9781593160937 $35.95 • Four CDs

Get our Newsletter
Connect with AudioFile

AudioFile Newsletter

Sign up to receive FREE email newsletters from AudioFile. Get audiobook recommendations and reviews straight to your inbox.


Thank you for signing up.



Thank you for contacting us!

Our group will review and follow up within 72 hours.
Thanks for your interest!

Back Home ×