Excerpt: Witch’s Wish, from Natsume, brings us the story of a young girl whose dream is to be a witch. The only problem is that she is from the wrong part of town. In her town, only the rich can afford to send their children to Magic School. The young girl, Vicky, and her Grandmother live in the poor part of town, and therefore she may never be able to learn how to be a witch.
Sweet, intriguing story for kids who enjoy a slower pace.
Common Sense Media
8 September 2010
Summary: Parents need to know that Witch's Wish is, like Harry Potter, about a young child who wants to go to magic school and learn how to use magic spells. Vicky, the wannabe witch, uses her magic in mostly positive ways, to help others. She learns a lot about responsibility over the course of the story (even though, she seemed pretty responsible to begin with). There are magic duels between witches, but the damage done to characters in those duels is very slight.