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$17.99  $16.73
Scholastic Press
Publish Date
5.83 X 8.35 X 1.26 inches | 1.0 pounds

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About the Author

Claribel A. Ortega, New York Times bestselling author of Ghost Squad and the Witchlings series, and Pura Belpr and Eisner Award-winning author of the graphic novel Frizzy, is a former reporter who writes middle grade and young adult fantasy inspired by her Dominican heritage. When she's not busy turning her obsession with eighties pop culture, magic, and video games into books, she's co-hosting her podcast Bad Author Book Club and coaching authors on how to navigate publishing. Claribel has been featured on BuzzFeed, NPR, Good Morning America, and Deadline. You can find her on social media at @Claribel_Ortega and on her website at claribelortega.com.


Praise for Witchlings:

An instant New York Times Bestseller!

A #1 Indie Bestseller!

An Amazon Best Book of the Month

"Enchanting. Ortega's inventive story has a cozy, lived-in feel and a mystery that will keep kids guessing." --Entertainment Weekly

"Magic, friendship, and humor--an enchanting read." --Kwame Mbalia, New York Times bestselling author of the Tristan Strong series

"Inventive. Magical. Enchanting. An absolutely charming tale with its heart rooted in the friendships we make and keep." --J.C. Cervantes, bestselling author of The Storm Runner series

"A gorgeous tale of determination and magic." --Booklist

"Energetic and intelligent; invites readers to question their assumptions and the status quo." --Kirkus Reviews

"Centering three resourceful, sympathetic protagonists and considering issues of exploitation and privilege, Witchlings interweaves Spanish phrases, contemporary elements, and well-grounded magical worldbuilding."--Publishers Weekly

"A magic-filled quest of friendship and power." --School Library Journal

Praise for Claribel A. Ortega's Ghost Squad:

One of NPR's Best Books of 2020

A Good Morning America Summer Reading Squad pick

"Ghost Squad is a charming adventure full of girl power and heart." --Zoraida Córdova, author of The Way to Rio Luna and the Brooklyn Brujas series

"Ghost Squad manages to be both creepy and heartwarming. Highly recommended for kids looking for a spooky read, a whole lot of feelings, and a story they'll not soon forget." --Mark Oshiro, author of Anger is a Gift and The Insiders

* "A peppering of pop culture references add humor, but it's the personal touches, such as Lucely's opinionated, ever-present ancestors; her dedication to those she loves; and an emphasis on Latinx food, love, and folklore, that gives this debut its distinctive spirit." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"It's the Ghostbusters meets Jane the Virgin mashup we didn't know we needed." --Book Riot