The Witch Boy (Paperback) | Northshire Bookstore

The Witch Boy (Paperback)

Staff Pick Badge
The Witch Boy Cover Image
$12.99
Click Title for IN STOCK Location
Northshire Manchester
1 on hand, as of Oct 31 7:30am
(Children - Graphic Novels)
Northshire Saratoga
1 on hand, as of Oct 31 7:30am
(Children - Graphic Novels)

Staff Reviews


A middle grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage and magic comes to life on the page. With modern sensitivities, twists and turns the theme of finding yourself is realistic with the confusion and issues a child must face and it is all mixed in with a bit of supernatural adventures. Some sensitive issues puts this book for ages 10 up. — Jeanette

Description


In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted . . . and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be.

When a mysterious danger threatens the other boys, Aster knows he can help -- as a witch. It will take the encouragement of a new friend, the non-magical and non-conforming Charlie, to convince Aster to try practicing his skills. And it will require even more courage to save his family . . . and be truly himself.

About the Author


Molly Knox Ostertag is the author of The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch. She grew up in the forests of Upstate New York, where she spent the first half of her childhood reading about fantastical adventures and the second half acting them out with foam swords at a live-action role-playing group. Molly is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration. She currently lives in Southern California.

Praise For…


“With charming artwork, interesting supporting characters, natural-feeling diversity, and peeks of a richly developed world, this book leaves readers wishing for more.” – Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“Ostertag's bright, gentle, cartoonlike artwork brims with life and adds extra appeal to this fast-moving story. An excellent choice for reluctant readers, fans of fantasy, and those looking for books that explore gender roles.” – School Library Journal, starred review

“Thrilling and sweet. Ostertag is one of comics' brightest new voices.” – Hope Larson, author of Compass South

“Ostertag is creating worlds and witches for the modern young reader.” – Lucy Knisley, author of Something New and Relish

“Dazzling . . . a contemporary fantasy for anyone who's struggled with defining themselves.” – Marika McCoola, author of theNew York Times bestselling Baba Yaga's Assistant


Product Details
ISBN: 9781338089516
ISBN-10: 133808951X
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English
Northshire Manchester Store

Northshire Manchester
4869 Main Street
Manchester Center, VT 05255
ph. 802.362.2200
ph. (toll free) 800.437.3700
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Manchester

Northshire Saratoga Store

Northshire Saratoga
424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866
ph. 518.682.4200
ph. (toll free) 855.339.5990
Daily 10am-6pm
Directions to Saratoga Springs