Gerald Weales is known to an adult audience through his stories and critical pieces in many adult publications. With this,...

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MISS GRIMSBEE IS A WITCH

Gerald Weales is known to an adult audience through his stories and critical pieces in many adult publications. With this, he makes his mark as a juvenile author to watch. His wit and ingenuity still lack the spontaneous unforced quality that the best of fantasy offers, but this -- his first book length story for children- comes close to it in a delightful tale of a small town witch and its witch hunt. Miss Grimsbee is indignant when she hears from her faithful admirer, Jimmy, that people don't believe she is a witch, so she turns Jimmy's teacher into an alligator bag, which is bought by the mayor's wife. When the package is unwrapped at home, the bag becomes a teacher again. Repercussions stir things up to the extent that there is a senate investigation, and this in turn becomes a funny commentary on much ado about nothing. Lita Scheel, who creates a pictorial effect with line alone, has done the drawings for the book. Fun!

Pub Date: March 11, 1957

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Publisher: Little, Brown- AMP

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Kirkus Reviews Issue: March 1, 1957