The Worst Witch Strikes Again is the second novel in The Worst Witch series by Jill Murphy. The book was published in 1980 and features a new character, . The Worst Witch Strikes Again was preceded by and succeeded by .
The Worst Witch Strikes Again
Jill Murphy began drawing and writing stories at a very early age, and was already putting books together (literally with a stapler) by the time she was six. She was only eighteen when she wrote The Worst Witch. Since then, her books about the lovable but disaster-prone Mildred Hubble have become much-loved classics. Jill Murphy has also written and illustrated several award-winning picture books for younger children.
Miss Bat is first introduced in the second book, The Worst Witch Strikes Again. She is described as being tiny and olf with a conductor's baton behind her ear and having grey frizzy hair worn in a twisted round the back of her head and having three chins as a result of her habit of pressing her onto her chest. In the TV series, her name is given as Davina Bat and her personality is changed from strict to loopy and eccentric. She keeps the baton behind her ear but her hair is mousy-brown rather than grey and the plait twisted round her head is changed to a bun. In the TV series, Miss Bat has a habit of locking herself in the staffroom cupboard when she is angry. She is played by . After the first and second series, Stubbs left so a new chanting teacher, Miss Lavinia Crotchet, (played by ) filled her shoes for the third series. The excuse for the change of chanting teachers is that Miss Bat left to go to to enjoy Mongolian music (it is mentioned in the first episode of the second series "Old Hats and New Brooms" that Miss Bat likes Mongolian music and even went there for a holiday, bringing back a bottle of inedible 's .
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