PLOT: 4.5/5 CHARACTERS: 5/5 WRITING: 4.5/5 CLIMAX: 4.5/5 ENTERTAINMENT: 4.5/5
It’s not every day that you come across a book written by a six-year-old kid. Imagine my surprise when I found out the age of the author of this book. And thus, I sat down to read it, not knowing what to expect in terms of writing and the quality of work. Little did I know, that I would be spell-bounded by what I was soon going to read.
Continue reading to know more about my thoughts on the book and my experience of reading it.
What to expect?
Expect a book that is meant for children aged 6 to 8 years. Expect a short fantasy story that talks of a girl next door who accidentally finds herself involved in the world of witches, warriors, and all things magical. Expect a story about friendship and kindness; one that teaches our little ones a thing or two about being selfless, helpful, and incredibly brave.
The story as it goes
Sally’s mother gets a new job offer which requires her to move to Berlin in Germany. Excited for a new adventure, Sally readily agrees to relocate and arrives in Germany. She soon finds new friends in Sarah, Olive, and Olivia, and together with them, she sets out to explore her surroundings.
Imagine their surprise when they discover a secret witches’ pit in Sally’s garden. Curious and intrigued, they decide to inspect the pit and find themselves in imminent danger.
Will they discover something dangerous in the pit?
How will they rescue themselves from the said danger?
Who are Mr. Warrior and the witch Elzila, and how are they connected to the witches’ pit?
The writing style
Rating and critiquing a book written by a six-year-old kid is a new first for me. And hence I decided to try something different. I asked my five-year-old daughter Ahaana to read The Witches’ Pit Adventures and tell me how she liked it.
Lo and behold! Ever since she first picked it up she has been mesmerized by the idea of it. She now spends a generous amount of daydreaming time immersed in Sally’s wondrous world, which only comes a close second to Harry Potter and the world of Hogwarts.
I wouldn’t be exaggerating when I tell you that Sally is in close competition with Hermione and Harry.
Keeping that in mind, while also relying on my own experience of reading the book, I have only good things to say about the writing.
There are many characters in the book. But at the outset, it is the story of a young girl Sally, who, along with her mother, moves to Berlin, Germany. Upon her arrival in the new city, she quickly makes new friends and, by a chance encounter, stumbles upon a secret witches’ pit.
Sally is not just affectionate and kind, but also incredibly brave. And this quality of hers immediately endears her to the reader. We also witness the easy camaraderie that she enjoys with her three new friends – Sarah, Olive, and Olivia.
Further in the story, we also come across other interesting characters like the good witch Elzila and the lionhearted man called Mr. Warrior.
Together, all these characters make for an interesting bunch and lend the book an enjoyable and adventurous vibe.
A good parameter to judge a children’s fiction is through the moral lessons it provides and the values it imparts. The book not just teaches about friendship, and courage, but also about goodwill, kindness, and selflessness.
In the end
In the end, The Witches’ Pit Adventures is a book that combines everything that a child reader loves – adventure, fantasy, heroism, and friendship. Ishita manages to create an exciting world that is full of adventures and possibilities.
The final verdict
If you have a child aged six to eight in your family, don’t fret much about it, just get this book for her/him. The kid would love it and you will be thanking me later 😊
Pick the book
- If you are looking for a children’s fiction.
- If your child is aged six to eight.
- He/she loves reading fantasy.
- If you are looking for an easy, effortless, and exciting read for your child.
Skip the book if
- You are an adult.
- The reading age is out of the ‘6-to-8 years’ bracket.
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