Jill worked in a children's home for four years and as a nanny for a year, befor
e becoming a freelance writer and illustrator. The Worst Witch stories, of which
this is the first, are some of Puffin's most successful titles.If you'd like to
read more of Mildred's disastrous adventures at Miss Cackle's Academy The Worst
Witch, The Worst Witch Strikes Again, A Bad Spell for the Worst Witch, The Wors
t Witch Saves the Day and The Worst Witch to the Rescue are also available from
Puffin and are perfect for children aged 5-9.