The Witch Boy: A Graphic Novel (the Witch Boy Trilogy #1)
Molly Knox Ostertag (Author)
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DescriptionFrom the illustrator of the web comic Strong Female Protagonist comes a debut middle-grade graphic novel about family, identity, courage -- and magic.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.
October 31, 2017
6.0 X 8.9 X 0.6 inches | 1.15 pounds
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About the Author
Molly Knox Ostertag is the New York Times bestselling author and illustrator of the acclaimed Witch Boy trilogy: The Witch Boy, The Hidden Witch, and The Midwinter Witch, as well as a writer for animation. A graduate of the School of Visual Arts, Molly was featured in the Forbes 30 Under 30: Media list in 2020. She's married to another writer and artist, and they live in Los Angeles with two cats and a very cuddly dog. You can visit her online at mollyostertag.com.
"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