Your Questions Answered

The witch herself


Dear Phyllis, I’m so grateful to your skills and hard work. I’m a Danish woman and Got to know your books when I started the witch herself in 4 grade. Oh how I loved them. I loved your illustration and could easily imagine the setting and the to girls frustration about never being trusted in the question about mrs Tuggle. I know it’s a children story and I know it’s from Way back. I just seems to remember already at the time when I Real them the first time, I could easily see an adapted screenplay. Could you ever consider to let filmmakers with respect for your illustrations and storytelling put it on the Big screen?

Phyllis replied:

Oh, I would love that too.  But several people have inquired about the possibility of making movies of those six books, and the problem is, as I understand it, that the rights to the first book, Witch’s Sister, have changed hands many times, and negotiations with the current owner fell through.  I don’t know what the status of those rights is today, but we could not go ahead with movies of the other five books, because we would be using the same setting, the same characters, as the first book.  But it’s wonderful to know that readers are still loving those six books:  Witch’s Sister, Witch Water, The Witch Herself, The Witch’s Eye, Witch Weed, and The Witch Returns.  I love scary things, and just writing those books scared me half to death.

Posted on: October 1, 2016

Movie of The Boys Start the War


Has a movie of The Boys Start the War been made? I really enjoyed the book and thought the movie would be fun to watch.

Phyllis replied:

No, it hasn’t.  I wish those twelve books were movies, too–perhaps a TV series.  So much happens, and it would be a lot of fun.  But I’m not the one who decides these things.  Maybe someday….  I’m so glad you enjoy it.  If you didn’t realize there were more books in the series, check my website.

Posted on: August 27, 2016


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