The witch’s daughter


Perdita is a young orphan girl whose mother was presumed a witch. When a new girl Janey arrives on the lonely island where Perdita lives, they soon become friends and a mysterious adventure begins.


As well as featuring strong female characters with special powers, this book offers an important exploration of difference. The main character Perdita is a societal outcast because her mother was presumed a witch. Perdita’s friendship with Janey initially develops as Perdita understands how Janey interacts differently with the world because of her deafness. An important exploration of the powerful nature of friendship between girls as they lead an adventure together.

Edited by: Centre for Children’s Literature and Culture Studies (Ireland)

Author(s): Bawden, Nina

Publisher: Faber & Faber

City: London

Year: 2011

Pages: 160

ISBN: 9780571244393

Age Range: 6 - 10

Language: EN

Original Language: EN

Keywords: Diversity, Female characters, Identity

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