The Midwinter Witch

Category: Book
By (author): Ostertag, Molly Knox
Subject:  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Family / Multigenerational
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Fantasy / General
  YOUNG ADULT FICTION / General
Audience: young adult
Publisher: Scholastic Inc
Published: November 2019
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 208
Size: 9.00in x 6.00in
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$ 16.99
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Additional Notes

From The Publisher*Aster can't wait for the Midwinter Festival, where all the magical families gather for a competition and a happy reunion. This year, he wants to compete as a witch instead of a shapeshifter -- but he's not sure he can find the courage.

Without a family to call her own, Ariel is tagging along to the festival with the Vanissens. She thinks the whole thing is silly...until she decides to enter the tournament herself. Now the beloved tradition is fraught with conflict, and no one knows who to trust -- least of all the mysterious witch who shows up out of nowhere saying she's Ariel's aunt.

The acclaimed world created in The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch comes to a thrilling conclusion in this powerful graphic novel by rising star Molly Knox Ostertag.
Review Quote*Praise for The Hidden Witch:

* "An absolutely bewitching sequel." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review


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 and All Summer Long

"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
Biographical NoteMolly Knox Ostertag is the author and illustrator of the acclaimed graphic novels The Witch Boy and The Hidden Witch and the illustrator of several projects for older readers, including the webcomic Strong Female Protagonist and Shattered Warrior by Sharon Shinn. She grew up in the forests of upstate New York and graduated in 2014 from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration. She currently lives in Los Angeles with her girlfriend and several pets. Visit her online at mollyostertag.com.