by Christianna Brand (E.P. Dutton, 1964)
audiobook read by Phyllida Law (BBC Audio, 2009)
Something of a one-note story. Nurse Matilda teaches an unruly horde of children to behave… by magicking them into gross over-indulgences of their original, naughty conduct. The book ends in a wearisome fever-dream recap of preceding events. The children are reformed. Bing.