Elizabeth is an only child, new to town, and that can be very lonely. So when she meets Jennifer, a girl from her school - who claims to be a witch no less - she is eager to become her apprentice. Over the course of the next several months, the girls meet on Saturdays for their weekly rituals and read volumes on witchcraft in hopes of developing a flying ointment. But they do not find the best magic in Jennifer's black cauldron.
About the Author
E. L. Konigsburg received the Newbery Medal for From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler, and the same year had a Newbery Honor Book, Jennifer, Hecate, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth. In 1996, she received the Newbery again for The View from Saturday. She has since written a number of very successful books, including, most recently, Silent to the Bone, a NYT bestseller, and ALA Best Book for Young Adults, and an ALA Notable Book. She has spoken to groups all over the nation, has had her books translated into many languages (including Japanese), and is one of the most important, beloved figures in the world of children's books today. She lives in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.