Bed-Knob and Broomstick (A Combined Edition of: "The Magic Bed-Knob" and "Bonfires and Broomsticks") - Mary Norton

Three children find out that their neighbor is a witch and convince her to make them something that's magic. Using a bedknob one of the children have, Miss Price does her magic and with it, they are able to make the bed fly. The children are happy and can't wait to begin their adventures.

Many times when I was a kid, I watched Bedknobs and Broomsticks, which was a fun and exciting movie that I still love to this day.

I decided to give the book a read - since I love the movie, I figured I'd love the book as well. Usually the books are better than the films. So, I readied myself for exciting adventures.

And I truly wanted to love this book as I do the movie, but I just can't. It's not that the book is bad; it isn't and it's very nicely written. However, the adventures weren't all that exciting. I found myself often getting bored while reading this book and there just wasn't any connect with any of the characters.

This is one time where, in my opinion, that the movie is better than the book.