Oliver's family, especially his mother who appears at breakfast wearing rose lipstick and a green ruffled bathrobe, is...

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THE WITCH LADY MYSTERY

Oliver's family, especially his mother who appears at breakfast wearing rose lipstick and a green ruffled bathrobe, is typical of the folks one used to meet in primary school readers. On the other hand, old Mrs. Pritchard, the neighborhood ""witch"" with a secret door in her parlor and a strange habit of disappearing in mid-visit, is a respectable enough enigma for junior grade mystery, even if Oliver's encounters with her generate none of the authentic tension of the Carricks' Old Mother Witch (1975). Just passable.

Pub Date: April 1, 1976

ISBN: N/A

Page Count: 128

Publisher: Nelson

Review Posted Online: N/A

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 1, 1976