The Witch Boy (Paperback)

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In a family where girls are trained to be witches and boys are trained to be shapeshifters, Aster struggles to find his place, eventually defying his family to develop his skills as a witch. This is a classic story of self-discovery and of learning to love who you are, and is a delightful addition to the domestic fantasy genre.

— Kristen

Description


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.

About the Author


Molly Knox Ostertag grew up in the forests of upstate New York, where she spent the first half of her childhood reading about fantastical adventures and the second half acting them out with foam swords at a live action role-playing group. She currently lives in California and graduated in 2014 from the School of Visual Arts, where she studied cartooning and illustration. The Witch Boy is her middle-grade graphic novel debut.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781338089516
ISBN-10: 133808951X
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: October 31st, 2017
Pages: 224
Language: English