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The Hidden Witch

By Molly Knox Ostertag   

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338253757 Paperback
208 Pages | 6.07" x 9.01" | Ages 8 to 12

Scholastic Inc | ISBN 9781338290707 Ebook
208 Pages | Ages 8 to 12

A new adventure set in the world of magic and shapeshifting!

Aster and his family are adjusting to his unconventional talent for witchery; unlike the other boys in his family, he isn't a shapeshifter. He's taking classes with his grandmother and helping to keep an eye on his great-uncle whose corrupted magic has wreaked havoc on the family.

Meanwhile, Aster's friend from the non-magical part of town, Charlie, is having problems of her own — a curse has tried to attach itself to her. She runs to Aster and escapes it, but now the friends must find the source of the curse before more people — normal and magical alike — get hurt.

Raves & reviews:

Praise for The Witch Boy:

"Ostertag's story is straightforward, acting as a parable for gender conformity that's pitched just right to middle-grade audiences. Her panels are clear, colorful, and friendly, and her worldbuilding flawless...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

"Thrilling. 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 Baba Yaga's Assistant