Reading, for me, is entertainment and an escape from the real world. But it can also inform and stretch the boundaries of the life I live.
A classic children's tale that has just the right balance of sweet and thrilling and scary, with an emphasis on the virtues of determination, courage, love, cooperation, and friendship, but without any tiresome moralizing.
Hardcover that I picked up at a church rummage sale for the funky illustrations. This is the first time I've read the text version, and I liked it better than the audio read by Anne Hathaway.
I read this book for the Booklikes Halloween Bingo 2019, for the square Spellbound: Witches, warlocks, sorcerers and witchcraft.