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Only A Witch Can Fly

Only a witch can fly.

But one little girl wants to fly -- more than anything. So on a special night, with the moon shining bright and her cat by her side, she gathers herself up, she grips her broom tight, and she tries. And she fails. And she's brave. And she tries again. Until . . .

Utterly enchanting, New York Times best-selling author Alison McGhee's lyrical language and Taeeun Yoo's transcendent linoleum block prints create a bewitching tale about finding one's own path that will send your heart soaring.

Only a Witch Can Fly is a 2010 Bank Street - Best Children's Book of the Year.

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"The illustrative details ground and extend the story line of this part realistic, part magical tale, making the sophisticated text more accessible to younger listeners.... This is a quieter, more reflective addition to Halloween collections that offers an enchanting storytime read-aloud." -- School Library Journal

"The text is a sestina poem, a non-rhyming form developed in the thirteenth century and composed of six six-line stanzas followed by a three-line stanza. The real magic here is the linoleum block print illustrations, which, with a rustic color palette of green, brown, and black, evoke a quaint style and rural setting, while echoing the dreamy mood in the words.... More personal, quiet, and transcendent than most Halloween books, this is not a call to witchcraft, but rather to following one’s heart." -- Booklist

Product Details

Recommended Age 3 - 8
Author Alison McGhee
Illustrator Taeeun Yoo
ISBN 1250004063
Publication Date Aug 4, 2009
Publisher Feiwel & Friends
Language English