Here it is! The sequel to 1959's Space Witch by Don Freeman. Tilly Witch was first published by Viking Press in 1969. This edition, which was deep in the basement storage stacks at my library until I requested it, is from 1969.
As you can see, this book is a bit more colorful than the black-white-aqua Space Witch.
Tilly Ipswitch, Queen of Halloween, is in a very good mood. Such a good mood, in fact, that she can't stop smiling and dancing and picking flowers. Her cat, Kit, is worried about her. Tilly is getting worried, too. After all, she's the Queen of Halloween! She is supposed to be scary!
She hops on her new surfboard and flies across the skies to meet with the Witch Doctor. Her cheerfulness freaks the Witch Doctor out! He tells her she must go back to witch finishing school.
Tilly flies to Miss Fitch's Finishing School for Witches. Miss Fitch is appalled by her smiling demeanor. Tilly has trouble fulfilling simple witchy tasks. She smiles through class, and she adds sugar and instant pudding to her cauldron!
She is finally plopped in the corner with a dunce cap on her head. Thinking about Halloween and her recent failures at witchiness, Tilly starts to grow angry. And scary...
Cured of her sweetness, Tilly races home for Halloween!
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