Arriman the Awful, the Wizard of the North, needs a wife, and, naturally, the only woman a wizard can marry is a witch. But which witch will Arriman choose? Warty, wicked, or just plain rude-witches galore enter his spell-casting competition. Poor Belladonna doesn't have a chance. Her spells conjure up pink begonias or ice-cream sundaes, not a single viper or toad. But with the help of a mysterious orphan and a worm named Rover, Belladonna just might do something really sinister.
Eva Ibbotson, the author of The Secret of Platform 13, has created a comic fantasy that belongs on the same shelf as the works of Nesbit, Eager, and Dahl. Which Witch? was short-listed for the Carnegie Medal, England's most prestigious children's book prize.