(I just took a look at how many drafts I have. I need to get cracking!)
So this title was most familiar to me as the Disney movie. It was extremely popular at the library and, knowing nothing about it, I thought it seemed weird and unappealing. I also thought it was BedknobS and BroomstickS, plural. Well, it’ s not. It’s one of each. Paul brought the book home for me and I decided to give it a try.
It was charming! I am sorry for my nine year old self that I didn’t read it at that time because I’m sure I would have especially enjoyed it then.
In brief, 3 children meet a witch in training who gives them the ability to go wherever they want by turning a bedknob and traveling there instantly via the bed. My only disappointment with the story was that I assumed the book would be chronicling all the places they go, when in fact they only go two places. The secand half of the story permits them to travel through time. A lovely old fashioned story, complete with cannibal savages for a little adventure. It reminds me of Half Magic and would be a good suggestion for fans of those type stories.
*a quick look at Amazon shows the reason I thought this story was called Bedknobs and Broomsticks, plural, is because that was what the movie was called.