Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

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Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

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: 9781416948292
  • Page: 159
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 apprentice andElizabeth 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.

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    One thought on “Jennifer, Hecate, Macbeth, William McKinley, and Me, Elizabeth

    1. Calista on said:

      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.

    2. Chris on said:

      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 [...]

    3. Melki on said:

      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 on said:

      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. Scott on said:

      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.

    6. Shawn Thrasher on said:

      Elizabeth and Jennifer are two of the more 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 [...]

    7. Joy Lee on said:

      중반에 엘리자베스와 제니퍼가 마녀 놀이를 나름 진지하게 하는 부분도 꽤 흥미로왔지만 힐러리 에즈라 라는 이름의 두꺼비가 등장하고마지막에 맥베쓰와 제니퍼의 경고가 맞아 떨어지는 부분은 정말 어린이책 답지 않은 듯 이야기의 아귀가 딱 맞아 떨어지는 느낌이었다.멕베스가 어떤 이야기일지 예전에 읽어보고도 기억이 가물거려서 이 책을 읽으며 궁금해졌지만 마지막 [...]

    8. Christy on said:

      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

    9. April Rogers on said:

      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).

    10. Barbara on said:

      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).

    11. Swankivy on said:

      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 f [...]

    12. Cruth on said:

      "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 i [...]

    13. Sue on said:

      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.

    14. Becca on said:

      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 t [...]

    15. E.M. Epps on said:

      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 [...]

    16. Kate on said:

      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 [...]

    17. Sara on said:

      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 [...]

    18. Jeffrey on said:

      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

    19. Lynn on said:

      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.

    20. Alison on said:

      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 more if I read it again. I like "The Mixed-up Files" and "The View From Saturday" WAY better.

    21. Jenny K on said:

      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.

    22. Emily on said:

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

    23. Harriet on said:

      It was a pretty good book. My mom finally got me to read it and I am sort of glad she did.

    24. Saoirse on said:

      This was my least favourite Konigsburg as a kid and I'm going to be honest I still don't like it all that much. The pacing is weird-- the entire conflict-and-resolution is in the last couple of pages-- and I find it hard to believe that Jennifer just stops being manipulative and starts being a good friend at the end. I've been both girls in this sort of friendship and it's not an easy pattern to get yourselves out of.

    25. Holly on said:

      Definitely an interesting read. I tagged it as both contemporary and historical as it's contemporary if you consider the year it was published and it's not fantasy, but historical because of the year I'm reading it in, it feels a little old fashioned since it was published in the 1960s. More review to come.

    26. Emily on said:

      Konigsburg's books are hit and miss for me. This one is a bit of a miss. I like the picture it paints of two little girls becoming friends, but it's definitely set in a world that is hard to recognize unless you grew up before the 1990's. I don't know how kids today would receive it.

    27. Meghan on said:

      I've read this book several times throughout my life, and I know I liked it, but the details never stick with me except for that key. I remember the key around someone's neck, on such a long string that it banged against knees. Dang, that was relatable. I'm going to have to read it again.

    28. Beth Filar Williams on said:

      loved this book as a kid and enjoyed rereading it now! A little dated. I love this author too.

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