Mary Jane Begin’s elegant prose and lavish illustrations give new meaning to the classic tale about a young girl who can’t help but wonder why she must spend her days cleaning and sweeping instead of practicing magic. Will she ever learn how to cast a spell? Narrated by Mary Jane with help from a few of her friends… this timeless tale beckons with magical spells and explores the secret of true magic and imagination.
Originally published in print by Little, Brown and Company, the classic is now brought to the iPad by Demibooks Studio.
*A review of print edition from Kristi's Book Nook,
By Kristi Bernard
A very long time ago there was a sorcerer who speak to clouds, ask the trees to dance and charm the wildest of animals. He could keep evil spirits away and heal the sick. He was a good sorcerer. When a young girl and her mother traveled a very long distance to seek out his help, the sorcerer entertained them with food and music. And since the sorcerer needed an apprentice he was happy to oblige and put her to work immediately. She was given chores such as washing the dishes and sweeping the floor.
It wasn't long before the young girl grew tired and wanted to know when she would learn magic. When she commands a broom to bring in water from the well and fill the cauldron, the magic gets a little out of control. This beautifully written story is a well-known classic. The extravagant old world illustrations will have young readers and parents picking up this tale to read over and over again.
•“Read to Me” - listen to the narrated story read by the author.
•“I will read” - voiceovers can be turned off so young readers can follow the story at their own pace.
•Whimsical sound effects.
•Richly interactive animations on every page including the ominous army of brooms!
•Touch selected words on the page to see and hear them in new ways.
•Cinematic panning across scenes.