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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,814 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: E. L. Konigsburg Narrator: Carol Jordan Stewart Publisher: Listening Library Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2004 ISBN:
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Being the new kid in town isn't easy for Elizabeth until she meets Jennifer, an honest-to-goodness witch!

From the moment Jennifer starts sharing her powers with Elizabeth, their secret friendship is sealed. Each Saturday they meet in the park to cast spells and work on their witchcraft.

Then, just when they think they've perfected their special flying potion, Jennifer and Elizabeth quarrel over the main ingredient. Will it take a magic spell to make them friends again?

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Listener Opinions

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kristi Spackman | 2/14/2014

    " Not a fan. I may have liked it as a 4th grader. Then the short sentences wouldn't have bothered me. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Arlene Allen | 2/5/2014

    " Besides being addicted to fairy tales, which I've read religiously since I could read (and even before that when I could be read to), this was the very first book that made me want to be a witch. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Muriel | 2/5/2014

    " Another book for children which I really enjoyed as a teacher. May need to reread. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 1/31/2014

    " Fun and frothy, but reminded me of the pain of loneliness that typically others, not me, experience. Empathy's a beast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob Chreky | 1/30/2014

    " It is an amazing book "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Courtney | 1/28/2014

    " Secret messages, witches, friendship. This is a good one. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lauralee | 1/27/2014

    " Good late gradeschool book about friendship. I realized after a few pages that I read this book back when my daughter was reading it. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lia | 1/24/2014

    " A strange book about strange friendship and childhood fascination with the supernatural. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/20/2014

    " Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth is a reading experience for me that would be akin to finding an old, well worn toy in the attic; I love to reread it, I think the story is wonderful (mostly because of memories), but this is not something that I would necessarily consider passing on immediately to a young reader-- mostly because of how well worn it is. The story suffers slightly from being a product of its generation. Images of children dressed as cigarette boxes for Halloween and the humor of relatives who eat health foods might creak along in these days of smoke-free zones and Whole Foods. Still, the strange friendship that Konigsburg creates in the story is one that can stand against the dated elements easily. The story is best for readers 8-12, especially those who may be a witch, or are strongly considering taking up the profession. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sitara | 1/18/2014

    " i thought it was just average.... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Cait | 1/17/2014

    " Maybe I would feel differently had I read this as a child, but I didn't care for this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Michelle | 1/16/2014

    " This is an oldie but goodie! I loved reading this one to my students around Halloween. Jennifer is a real witch and takes on Elizabeth as an apprentice. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Rhonda Menke | 12/29/2013

    " This is a Newberry Honor Book recommended for kids age 9-12. We enjoyed it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Janet | 12/17/2013

    " I thought I would like this book more since I usually love everything Konigsburg writes, but it was just okay. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Lewis | 12/9/2013

    " One of my top ten favorite Middle Grade reads of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Audrey | 12/9/2013

    " Cute book -- never read this one when I was in elementary school but I know I would've liked it then. Just the right mix of sass and shyness in the main character. A little anti-climactic in that nothing BIG really happened, but otherwise a cute book, as I said before. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria (Ri) | 11/19/2013

    " One of my beloved books of my youth "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 ness lockington | 9/28/2013

    " I LOVED THIS BOOK IT WAS INTERESTING AND PERFECT "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Wealhtheow | 6/5/2013

    " Is Elizabeth's new neighbor really a witch? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Linda Cohen | 4/24/2013

    " I read this so many times :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisle | 4/2/2013

    " Currently re-reading would be more accurate, but I am opposed to adding a new shelf on general principle. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Molly | 1/28/2013

    " Konigsburg is so wonderful -- this has that same wry, funny, true tone that all her books have -- with just the right combination of knowingness and bewilderment and wonder about the world. Love her illustrations, too. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kimberly | 9/2/2012

    " This is such a cute, fun story for elementary age kids. Actually, I like reading it myself! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathryn | 1/16/2012

    " one of the books I loved when I was in junior high "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 12/2/2011

    " Not nearly as good as From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler or The View from Saturday. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alexa | 8/26/2011

    " I remember why I loved Konigsburg's books as a kid. She writes about the ordinary with a little dash of the extraordinary. I actually think this book and Liar & Spy have a similar feel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 REBECCA | 6/15/2011

    " A nice easy read about friendship and growing pains. Elizabeth moves to a new town and has a hard time fitting in. She meets Jennifer and a new friendship develops over the course of a year. Elizabeth is a strong character who realizes people aren't always who the pretend to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Karen | 6/1/2011

    " I really like this author. She really seems to write children's minds well. This is sort of an odd little book, very short, but I did enjoy it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Michelle | 6/1/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. I found parts of it hilarious. It was an easy, quick read. Themes of friendship, growing up, learning how to interact in social situations, and being happy with who you are. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 5/17/2011

    " This was an interesting book. I think I would have liked it a lot more if I had read it when I was younger. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Harriet | 5/15/2011

    " It was a pretty good book. My mom finally got me to read it and I am sort of glad she did. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jacob | 12/7/2010

    " It is an amazing book "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Mckinley | 11/24/2010

    " Maybe if I had read it in 5th grade. Or maybe I just like A View From Saturday so much that this book doesn't seem as good. Fun idea for a story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chrissy | 11/13/2010

    " I read this so many times in my youth that I could probably sit here and recite it to you... word for word for word ... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cindy | 11/12/2010

    " This was my favorite book as a kid! I enjoyed reading it again as an adult. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lee | 9/12/2010

    " I read this book a long time ago, as a lonely little kid. I loved it so much. I was so jealous of the main characters, and their friendship. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 9/8/2010

    " Fun and frothy, but reminded me of the pain of loneliness that typically others, not me, experience. Empathy's a beast. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna M | 8/23/2010

    " One of my top ten favorite Middle Grade reads of all time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary | 7/20/2010

    " Fun YA read (that's all I've been able to get in this summer with kids home and new baby!). I also just read another by this author, a Newberry winner written about 50 years later, and I was surprised with some of the similarities. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ixchelle | 5/10/2010

    " Yes, I did just read this, even though it is meant for younger readers. It was a quick, easy read. The story was only okay. I was a bit disappointed with the ending. I think I was expecting more since I loved "From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankwieler." "

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About the Author

E. L. Konigsburg is the only author to have won the Newbery Medal and be runner-up in the same year. From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler won the Newbery Medal in 1968; in the same year, Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth was named a Newbery Honor Book. Almost thirty years later, she won another Newbery Medal for The View From Saturday. She has also written and illustrated three picture books: Samuel Todd’s Book of Great Colors, Samuel Todd’s Book of Great Inventions, and Amy Elizabeth Explores Bloomingdales. She wrote Silent to the Bone in 2000, which was named a New York Times Notable Book and an ALA Best Book for Young Adults. A graduate of Carnegie Mellon University, Konigsburg lives in north Florida.