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A duology of children's fantasy novels by Mary Norton (who also wrote The Borrowers).
The individual novels are The Magic Bed Knob; or, How to Become a Witch in Ten Easy Lessons and Bonfires and Broomsticks. They are commonly republished in a single volume as Bedknob and Broomstick.
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- Apothecary Alligator: Miss Price's workroom includes "a small stuffed alligator, which hung by two wires from the ceiling."
"What are alligators used for, Miss Price?" asked Paul.
- Blitz Evacuees: Uses the "host family is magic" variant to start the plot. Some kids orphaned in the Blitz are sent to the country, and find out they're living with a witch in training.
- Time Travel
- We Have Those, Too: One of the children tries to scare a cannibal native into letting them go by showing him matches. Unfortunately, they've already got those.
- The spelling of "Bedknob", "Bed Knob" or "Bed-knob" varies by edition; we're sticking with the non-hyphenated spelling here because that's how TVT decided to go with it.