The Witch Boy (Paperback)
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.
About the Author
“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
The Novice may seem like the traditional hero fantasy adventure book, but is far more complex and full of many more charachters (good and bad) which contribute to the fast and rocky plot full of pot holes. The traditional hero part of this story attracts many readers while the excellent story telling by Matharu leaves us wanting mroe. - Kaitlyn, customer age 12