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Earwig and the Witch

Earwig and the Witch

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Vox 's Aja Romano gave the film 3 out of 5 stars and said, "There are some moments early on when there are still shots of nature, or slow Ghibli-esque pans across landscapes. Earwig and the Witch" has that distinct Diana Wynne Jones charm -- talking cats, magic books, suburban witches, overwhelming Britishness and a wicked sense of humor.

Unlike the other children, she loves it there, mostly because she has the run of the place and seems to be able to persuade people to do as she wants. On December 3, 2020, it was announced that Elysian Film Group had acquired the British and Irish distribution rights to the film, becoming the company's very first film acquisition after it was founded in February that year.

After that, the ending was a bit of a let down (Earwig kind of accidentally inspires someone to help her instead of fixing things herself).

Jones brings her characteristic witty humor and rich imagination to a whimsical chapter book that would undoubtedly delight as a readaloud. Adult fans of Wynne Jones will perhaps be disappointed by this book which is shorter and less detailed than some of her other novels, but I thought it was a nice introduction for younger readers to the wonderful characters she could create in her writing, and the magical worlds they live in.I hope those who enjoyed the movie and the book take it as an opportunity to use their imagination for what might have been coming. Actually, I'm pretty sure I did read the book when it came out, but my memory is pretty hazy, so time for a re-read!

The side-characters were spectacular: Bella Yaga and her ominous threat of worms, the fiery, reclusive Mandrake, and Bella Yaga's snarky familiar, the cat Thomas. Many of her earlier children's books were out of print in recent years, but have now been re-issued for the young audience whose interest in fantasy and reading was spurred by Harry Potter.

As children, Diana and her two sisters were deprived of a good, steady supply of books by a father, 'who could beat Scrooge in a meanness contest'. You feel sorry for the little orphan, Earwig, at first, then as she begins to find her feet, you're behind her all the way, an enchanting read.

After attending the Friends School Saffron Walden, she studied English at St Anne's College in Oxford, where she attended lectures by both C.

In the film there was a scene where the band is playing the song, Mandrake playing keyboard, Red headed witch singing and playing guitar and Bella playing drums but there is also an unnamed brown haired male bassist, just wondering if he is also in the book.



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