Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth written and illustrated by E.L. Konigsburg.
On her way to school one Halloween, Elizabeth comes across Jennifer, a self proclaimed witch who goes to her school. Jennifer agrees to teach Elizabeth how to be a witch, assigning her many odd tasks.
This book was awarded a Newbery Honor the same year that Konigsburg won the Newbery award for From the mixed-up files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler.
I’ve a confession to make. I didn’t actually finish the book. I tried. I really did, but I just couldn’t make myself read any more of the text. I thought it felt very dated and not at all appealing to most children in today’s society. As it is a shorter novel, I did read about ¾ of it before completely giving up.