Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth (2020)

Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth E.L. Konigsburg Jennifer Hecate MacBeth William McKinley and Me Elizabeth Elizabeth is an only child new in town and the shortest kid in her class She s also pretty lonely until she meets Jennifer Jennifer iswell different She s read Macbeth She never wears jeans or sho
  • Title: Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth
  • Author: E.L. Konigsburg
  • ISBN: 0812434544
  • Page: 468
  • Format: Unknown Binding
Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth E.L. Konigsburg Elizabeth is an only child, new in town, and the shortest kid in her class She s also pretty lonely, until she meets Jennifer Jennifer iswell, different She s read Macbeth She never wears jeans or shorts She never says please or thank you And she says she is a witch.It s not always easy being friends with a witch, but it s never boring At first an apprenticeElizabeth is an only child, new in town, and the shortest kid in her class She s also pretty lonely, until she meets Jennifer Jennifer iswell, different She s read Macbeth She never wears jeans or shorts She never says please or thank you And she says she is a witch.It s not always easy being friends with a witch, but it s never boring At first an apprentice and then a journeyman witch, Elizabeth learns to eat raw ends and how to cast small spells And she and Jennifer collaborate on cooking up an ointment that will enable them to fly That s when a marvelous toad, Hilary Ezra, enters their lives And that s when trouble starts to brew.
Jennifer, Hecate, MacBeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth E.L. Konigsburg

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  1. Chris

    Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley and Me, Elizabeth is a reading experience for me that would be akin to finding an old, well worn toy in the attic I love to reread it, I think the story is wonderful mostly because of memories , but this is not something that I would necessarily consider passing on immediately to a young reader mostly because of how well worn it is The story suffers slightly from being a product of its generation Images of children dressed as cigarette boxes for Hallow [...]

  2. Calista

    I enjoy E L s work What an interesting little story It s about two lonely girls who become friends One claims to be a witch They meet at the library every Saturday Elizabeth becomes a witch in training This book is from the 60s and it s pacing and content fit in to that time I can t really say why I like this book so much I just enjoy it Maybe, it s having something to look forward to in life with a friend and it s about reading Anyway, it s a 100 page book Give it a try.

  3. Melki

    I KNOW I read this book LAST YEAR and even wrote a review, but now all record of it is gone, gone, gone like the mastodon

  4. Gary Butler

    92nd book read in 2017.Number 421 out of 656 on my all time book list.Odd story of misfits finding friendship in each other.

  5. Shawn Thrasher

    Elizabeth and Jennifer are two of the well drawn and memorable best friends in children s literature in this well respected if not quite beloved classic The fact that they are interracial friends probably meant a ton in 1967, although I don t recall thinking that was such a big deal twelve years later or so when I first read this probably around 1980 Elizabeth, who narrates, is far snarkier and less shy than you would imagine Jennifer is perfectly serious in a hilarious way The book has some in [...]

  6. Scott

    This was a Newbery Honor book in the late 60 s and had an interesting premise so I was excited to read this book but reads like it was written in the late 60 s and just hasn t aged well.

  7. Christy

    This was probably my favorite childhood book I was thrilled to find a copy a few years ago at the thrift store I remember giggling as I repeated the whole long name of the story to friends, telling them they HAD to read this book Somehow the title seemed longer back then

  8. Swankivy

    I read this in one sitting and it held my attention, but I was never particularly invested in the characters or the outcome of anything they were doing I liked some of the interesting quirks the author came up with the different scents in the air depending on if the factory nearby was making mint or butterscotch, the tricks Jennifer comes up with to get extra candy at Halloween, the redundancies and idiosyncrasies of Jennifer s writing style but the friendship between Jennifer and Elizabeth felt [...]

  9. Cruth

    Before you can be anything, you have to be yourself That s the hardest thing to find E L KonigsburgAuthor Illustrator E L KonigsburgFirst Published 1967The first book published by Konigsburg It went on to receive a 1968 Newberry Honor Award The Newberry Medal for for the most distinguished American children s book published the previous year was first awarded in 1970 1971 The 1968 Awards were given in retrospect.Not an author I had previously read, but from what I understand she is iconic The no [...]

  10. Becca

    Some books are timeless this one, even with Koningsburg s charming style, is oddly locked in time And although it s a light story with a non plot, from four decades away some things that were benign are a little troubling In an attempt at post racial colorblindness hah the author mentions only once that Jennifer is black But the awareness pervades the book with its non acknowledgment The narrator never critiques her own race and her friend s race And although it seems well meant, it s the kind o [...]

  11. E.M. Epps

    Hmm It s not that I didn t enjoy reading it, it just seemed a bit pointless at the end There are better books about magic, about imagination, about friendship, about school in the 1960 s, and there are better books by E L Konigsburg Read some of them instead.Some of these taboos seemed pretty hard I told Jennifer that I didn t think some of them made any sense She told me that if I were looking for things to make sense, perhaps I wasn t yet ready for promotion I asked Jennifer if she always obey [...]

  12. Kate

    I don t know how I missed this book in childhood given that I loved others by E.L Konigsburg chief among them, From the Mixed Up Files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler But no matter, I m just glad to have discovered it now thanks to the recommendation of a friend thanks Amy It s a marvelous book about not fitting in and friendship which I have no doubt speaks to the young readers for whom it was written, but it also has many layers for the adult reader to savor Jennifer, the self professed young witch [...]

  13. Sara

    I am so glad this showed up in my recommendations I ve been thinking what was that book I read in third grade where that girl becomes friends with that witch and they try to come up with a potion that lets them fly I m pretty sure this is it I loved this book It was fun Even when me and my friends decided to come up unsuccessfully with a potion that let us fly From what I remember, there was some lesson to be learned at the end, but that escapes me The odd girl and the flying ointment that s wha [...]

  14. Barbara

    This is Konigsburg s first book, and while I liked it, it definitely doesn t measure up to her later books But it does have a fantastic title Elizabeth is befriended sort of by Jennifer, who takes her on as an apprentice witch Jennifer is a fantastic character, singularly herself she divulges no personal details and doesn t seem to care what anyone else thinks often with hilarious results.

  15. Jeffrey

    Konigsburg s first published book has its moments as she traces lonely Elizabeth s unusual friendship with Jennifer whose apprentice in witchcraft she becomes loses momentum at some point and never recaptures it but has all the elements that Konigsburg will later pull together so beautifully in Mixed Up Files

  16. Lynn

    I reread this for the first time in years after hearing of Konigsberg s passing It s as good as I remember I like it that the author leaves us in doubt for a long time as to whether or not Jennifer is really a witch I also liked it that she was black and Elizabeth was white, and it didn t make a bit of difference in the story.

  17. Alison

    One of my favorite authors This one feels a little off kilter, but maybe it s just the way that this girl friendship works Zoe really liked this one, and maybe I d like it if I read it again I like The Mixed up Files and The View From Saturday WAY better.

  18. April Rogers

    Elizabeth new to the area meets Jennifer who is unlike anyone she s met before and claims to be a witch I enjoyed this and know if I d found it as a kid it would have been a favorite It didn t feel as dated as I expected 1967.

  19. Sue

    I never read this as a child, but really enjoyed this story of two misfit girls who practice witchcraft in New York Their secret friendship empowers them in unexpected ways and the author tells a good story, as always.

  20. Jenny K

    A really sweet little book Loved it when I was 9, got it for my 9 year old, she loved it, too Just reread it.

  21. Emily

    It, alongside Harriet the Spy, changed my third grade world And the grades after that Best EL Konigsberg book Period.

  22. Emma

    I think this was one of my top five books from childhood let s say the period 5 12 years and I read hundreds if not thousands of books I used to prop my book up next to my cereal bowl and read through breakfast I read while I walked home from school I read in bed, in cars, basically if I wasn t playing with my best friend, I was reading So it s high praise.I ADORED this book It was read to us by my wonderful fourth grade teacher Trish Cregan and I must have read it myself another five times at l [...]

  23. Amy Rosenkoetter

    I remembered reading this as a child, so I thought I d give my childhood a quick rerun As I was reading, I found a number of things I remembered and many I d forgotten, including the ending, which was very satisfying.On her way to school after lunch one day, fifth grader Elizabeth chances upon Jennifer, a new classmate, sitting in a tree She pushes Jennifer s falling off shoe back onto her foot and a mysterious friendship is born Jennifer, a self proclaimed witch, holds a mystique for the very n [...]

  24. Haeeun

    I loved this book just like I loved all the other e l konisberg books I ve read From the mixed up files of Mrs Basil E Frankweiler, and The View from Saturday.When I was half way into the book, I realized that I had actually read this book in elementary schoolin Korean I didn t regognize the title because the title of the translated version was my friend is a witch I remember I was also reading a book called little witch in the translated version by a German writer Little witch was a really cute [...]

  25. Gale

    APPRENTICE WITCHDespite the title which implies a cast of thousands, this story revolves around the intense relationship betweent two fifth grade girls, both seeking to be Needed Black Jennifer is a loner of a character, while white Elizabeth is new to the neighborhood The author refers to Hecate, the head witch in MACBETH, which may stimulate some discussion of Shakespeare s plays On Halloween day Elizabeth is walking through a park, when she spies an old fashoined shoe dangling from a tree a s [...]

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