Seven children named Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday; a witch who intrudes on the peace of their cottage; and a spell only the children's mother can break — these dramatic elements for a story that is both contemporary and timeless. Inspired by a sixteenth-century game still played by children today, this fresh and original story by Audrey Wood is certain to become a classic.
The illustrations in Heckedy Peg are simply gorgeous. Don Wood infuses each page with light and depicts the characters in interesting points of view. Students enjoy matching the children from the story to the days of the week.