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The Witch’s Daughter

the witch's daughterThe Witch’s Daughter – While trying everything she can think of to make herself beautiful, the witches daughter discovers the secret of beauty is really about how you act. This story explains an important lesson about what is real beauty, and the importance of being kind to others.

Author: Janaki Sooriyarachchi

 

 

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Once upon a time, there lived a witch who was very mean and ugly. She was as ugly as a burnt plum pudding. She had only one daughter, who was named Broccolina, and she was no nicer than her mother. The witch wanted to train her daughter in witch-craft, to follow in her footsteps. But, no matter how much the mother tried, Broccolina was not the least bit interested. She never wanted to be bothered with witchcraft or housework, either. She was only interested in becoming beautiful.

The Witch's DaughterBroccolina was very worried about her ugly looks and she spent most of her time in front of the mirror, putting on make-up. She painted her face in colors and polished her claw-like nails until they shone. She did her hair up, every morning, evening and night, in every style she could think of. She wanted to look as pretty as possible, but she never realized that all she did only made her look worse.

The Witch's DaughterOne day, her mother had to go on a journey to a far-off land. She ordered Broccolina to keep stirring a magic potion, which was on the fire, until she returned. “Why should I have to do it?” Broccolina complained. “You know how much I hate to stir potions. The big spoon spoils my nail polish, and the steam makes my make-up run.”
“It has to be done!” said her mother, heading out the door. “I’ll be back as soon as I can. In the meantime,
keep stirring that pot!” “It’s not fair!” Broccolina muttered. She picked up the big spoon and started to stir.

The Witch's Daughter

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  • PRIYA writes:
    very good

    Themelina writes:
    The book is very cool because the daughter wants to be very pretty and she is can’t be! Her mother is a witch and she wants to pretty? Oh my gosh! I love this book! Themelina, 7 years old, Istanbul

    Salinda@srilanka writes:
    Janaki mam’s book is suitable for children, but I’m 17 years old. I read it and her other 4 books. These books are very very beautiful.

    corbyn writes:
    I like it a lot!!

    nyah writes:
    its a great book

    AMIEE ELIZABETH KIRK writes:
    I THOUGHT THIS BOOK WAS VERY ENTERTAINING.VERY UNDERSTANDABLE.AND KIND OF SAD THAT THE WITHCES DAUGHTER COULD NOT BE PRETTY LIKE THE ANGEL THAT FLEW OVER HER HEAD.BUT WHEN THE ANGEL FLEW BACK OVER HER THE ANGEL TOLD HER TO BE KIND TO OTHERS AND THAT WAS GOING TO BE HER BEAUTY.AND IF YOU ARE MEAN TO OTHERS THEN THAT WAS HER MEANNESS.ANYWAYS THE WHOLE BOOK WAS GREAT!!!!

    Melissa writes:
    The Witch’s Daughter was about Broccolina who was mean and ugly. She wanted to be pretty like an angel. She learned if she acts ugly she is ugly. She changed. She became nicer and pretty. I think everyone can learn a lesson from this book.

    Terrisa writes:
    I READ IT AND FIND IT BEAUTIFUL AND A GREAT BOOK . IT IS FULL OF MORALS AND ENTERTAINMENT. GREATTTTTTTT!

    Gauri writes:
    Its a great story with very good moral.

    Glory writes:
    I love this book I like it when Broccilla turned into a angel.What if when Broccillas mum finds out what had happened and want to be pretty to.I want to be pretty as a angel too,I think you should also read this book.

    Grace writes:
    This is a really nice book for kids. I read it to my 8 year old niece and she enjoyed it. She also learned something from the story.

    Nita writes:
    Great book……Could be used to teach kids valuable character traits.

    Asiya writes:
    i like this book because it has a moral.

    Asiya writes:
    this book taught you a lesson not to be cruel to others thats why i like it.However i found this book very interesting. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!

     

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