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Earwig and the Witch

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Guardian A magical story for young readers from the author of Howl’s Moving Castle and Charmed Life, Diana Wynne Jones. Using her own cleverness—with a lot of help from a talking cat—she decides to show the witch who’s boss. Das Buch ist recht klein und dünn und liest sich mit seinen nur 100 Seiten in einer Halben Stunde durch. This book is about a girl who gets adopted by a witch who is not very nice to her and I wouldn’t want children to think that is what it is like after getting adopted!

They feel like pale imitations from a director who knows what Ghibli films do, but not why… And even the highly striking animation aesthetic for which Ghibli is renowned feels largely absent, due to the muted, flat palette of the film's CGI… Ultimately, Earwig and the Witch is a far cry from Studio Ghibli at its finest.Diana was born in August 1934 in London, where she had a chaotic and unsettled childhood against the background of World War II. UK Firm Elysian Film Group Makes Studio Ghibli Pic 'Earwig And The Witch' Its First Acquisition; Nick McKay Appointed Head Of Distribution".

Another day comes when foster parents are to arrive and choose kids to take home with them and Earwig expects the usual thing to happen, a bunch of cooing over babies and toddlers and the ignoring of the older kids. Earwig's happiness faces a major challenge when the raggety-ribby-faced Bella Yaga and her towering husband the Mandrake come to the orphanage looking for a child to adopt—and they choose Earwig!It was like she really wasn't trying, but then she died the year this was published, so we don't know when she started it, or if it was a rough draft the publishers rushed out after she died to cash in. It was everything I love about her books—a feisty young protagonist, weird magic, a talking cat—but not nearly enough of it. Briggs assures her she will get to see Custard at school and her new home is right around the corner so she will get to visit.

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