Taking place in another alternate world, this society is exactly like the world of Chrestomanci--except they burn witches. Several students at a boarding school discover that themselves are witches, and struggle to keep their identity a secret. When an inquisitor comes to the school to take away witches to be burned, they flee. When they are given a spell to summon Chrestomanci, he is astonished that the world is so similar to his, yet still persecutes witches. His task is to right whatever went wrong, before society catches up with them
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On an alternate Earth, magic is illegal and witches are persecuted - but even so, lots of people are witches. Including, it seems, one of the students in form 6B at Larwood House, a boarding school for witch orphans; strange things are happening all over the school - strange birds appearing, shoes disappearing, knitting transformed. Who's the witch? Or is there, perhaps, more than one? The best element of this book, though, is the perfect portrayal of the ways children treat each other. Anyone who remembers school yard politics will relate to - and love - this funny, accurate book.
This report prepared by Ivy