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Help me find a book from my childhood

1lrelwood
Sep 6, 2009, 4:29am

When I was in elementary school, our teacher read a book to us that I have been trying to find. This would have been about 1971 or so. It was about 2 neighbor children. One of them tells the other that she is a witch and they have several adventures gathering ingredients for a flying potion. The distinction between an ointment/salve/potion figures in to one of the chapters. The "witch" child writes a series of letters to the other in old script (where the letter s appears to be a f). That's really about all I recall of the book, other than it was so charming at the time that I'm searching for it after nearly 40 years! Sound familiar to anyone?

2skoobdo
Sep 6, 2009, 5:07am

If you have more "clues" to this book, it will be much helpful to search and locate at least the author's name, and the name of author will lead you to a full list of book titles written by the author. From the list, maybe you can recall the book title, but for a short story's title is a little bit of problem. Try "BookSleuth", place a forum , maybe the BS members will be abled to help you.
Can you remember the following details:
(1) the main characters' names - two children names who are neighbours.
(2) at least the picture or pictures on the book jacket.(for hand bound version)
(3) the author's initials or the book publisher's name.
(4) any other book characters' names will be useful.

Try to search the children's book publishers websites, if the book is very popular, it will be reprinted.
"Puffins" is one of the children's book series.

3Morphidae
Sep 6, 2009, 8:24am

Ha! I just re-read this. It's Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and me, Elizabeth by E. L Konigsburg.

It was a favorite as a little girl.

4lrelwood
Sep 6, 2009, 4:59pm

Thanks. I'm sure that was it.

5Will.Dockery
Nov 15, 2019, 9:27am

I am having a book from this basic era I'm hoping to identify, I will be making a post about that shortly.

6pup24pup
Juil 21, 2020, 11:41pm


So I'm searching the internet with no luck. When I was young (80s) I read a book about a witch who I think was named Twelve, maybe Six. She had a friend that was an old dragon called the Mester Stoor Worm. He had gotten small as he aged and was lap sized. I cannot find it anywhere.

7gilroy
Juil 22, 2020, 6:12am

Hi and welcome to Librarything! You'll probably find the answer you seek in our Name That Book! group, where they specialize in finding lost titles:
https://www.librarything.com/groups/namethatbook

Please be sure to read the group's header for instructions on posting your request, and click the Post New Topic directly below this header.