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  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Barnesville Public Library J G STE (Text) 33500013143185 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J G STE (Text) 33500013143193 New Checked out 12/02/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781534431461
  • ISBN: 1534431462
  • ISBN: 9781534431454
  • ISBN: 1534431454
  • Physical Description: 271 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
  • Edition: First Aladdin edition.
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Aladdin, an imprint of Simon & Schuster Children's Publishing Division, [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she's about to discover that witches aren't just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder's Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth's family is at the center of it all! When Moth's new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    Three generations of brown-skinned witches work out their family drama over 300 years as Moth, a modern-day 13-year-old, discovers her magical heritage. While the story beats are mostly familiar, debut author Steinkellner wisely doesn't linger on the necessary tropes. Her story moves quickly, wielding a lighter tone that favors humor and pacing over world building to great effect. With the backstory out of the way, the focus turns to the compelling grandmother-mother-daughter dynamic that forms the story's racing heart. Moth's mother—in self-imposed exile from her own controlling mother's witch community—doesn't want her practicing magic, but when Grandma comes to indoctrinate the young girl, Moth must choose between her mother's rebellion and her grandmother's legacy. The art is perfectly inviting; smooth, colorful panels center on emotive faces, allowing for a breezy read. A school play about the town's history ties Moth's era to her grandmother's dark, colonial past and shows how prejudice can carry across centuries. This only adds richness to what is largely a fun, enchanting tale featuring complex women of color. Grades 3-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Emma Steinkellner is an illustrator, writer, and cartoonist living in Los Angeles, California. She is a graduate of Stanford University and the illustrator of the Eisner-nominated comic QuinceThe Okay Witch is her debut graphic novel as an author.

Subject: Teenage girls > Comic books, strips, etc.
Family secrets > Comic books, strips, etc.
Witches > Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic > Comic books, strips, etc.
Halloween > Comic books, strips, etc.
Massachusetts > Comic books, strips, etc.
Witches > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Families > Fiction.
Secrets > Fiction.
Supernatural > Fiction.
Friendship > Fiction.
Middle schools > Fiction.
Massachusetts > Fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy.
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Humorous.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
Graphic novels.
Halloween.
Magic.
Teenagers.
Witches.
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Paranormal comics.
Paranormal comics.
Graphic novels.

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