Eva Evergreen is determined to earn the rank of Novice Witch before her thirteenth birthday. If she doesn't, she'll lose her magic forever. For most young witches and wizards, it's a simple enough test. One: Help your town, do good all around. Two: Live there for one moon, don't leave too soon. Three: Fly home by broomstick, the easiest of tricks.
The only problem? Eva only has a pinch of magic. She summons heads of cabbage instead of flowers and gets a sunburn instead of calling down rain. And to add insult to injury, whenever she overuses her magic, she falls asleep.
When she lands in the tranquil coastal town of Auteri, the residents expect a powerful witch, not a semi-magical girl. So Eva comes up with a plan: set up a magical repair shop to aid Auteri and prove she's worthy. And, while her "semi-magical fixes" repair the lives of the townspeople in ways they never could have imagined, will Eva's bit of magic be enough when the biggest magical storm in history threatens the town she's grown to love? Eva's story continues in the sequel Eva Evergreen and the Cursed Witch.
|Auteri's] domineering mayor allows her to stay under one condition: she must protect the town from 'a strange, cursed force of nature' known as the Culling, a near-impossible task even for full-fledged witches. Eva’s only hope is to combine her affinity for repair magic with mundane solutions, no matter how unorthodox a witch it makes her. In this thoroughly charming debut, Abe centers Eva’s ingenuity, resilience, and adaptability, as well as the strength of friendship." — Publishers Weekly
|9 - 13
|Aug 4, 2020
|Little, Brown Books for Young Readers