Earwig and the Witch


Author: Diana Wynne Jones

Illustrator: Paul O. Zelinsky

“I would like to declare Diana Wynne Jones an international treasure.”—Neil Gaiman

When a fearless young orphan finds herself in a house of dark magic, she does whatever she can to adapt—especially if it means that she’ll learn a little magic herself! A young tween novel by World Fantasy Lifetime Achievement Award winner Diana Wynne Jones, beautifully illustrated by Paul O. Zelinsky.

Not every child would love living at St. Morwald’s Home for Children, but Earwig does. She gets whatever she wants, whenever she wants it, and it’s been that way since she was dropped on the orphanage doorstep as a baby. But all that changes the day Bella Yaga and the Mandrake come to St. Morwald’s, disguised as foster parents. Soon, Earwig is whisked off to their mysterious house full of invisible rooms, potions and spell books, and magic around every corner. Most children would run in terror from a house like that…but not Earwig. Using her own cleverness—with a lot of help from a talking cat—she decides to show the witch who’s boss.

Earwig and the Witch is an enchanting introduction to the magical and funny work of Diana Wynne Jones.