Magic is harder than it looks. Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she's about to discover that witches aren'y just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder's Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth's family is at the center of it all!
When Moth's new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself. In this spellbinding graphic novel debut, Emma Steinkellner spins a story packed with humor and heart about the weird and wonderful adventures of a witch-in-progress.
"[Moth's mother] Calendula was 16 during a 1692 witch hunt in their hometown of Founders Bluff, Mass. Back then, local leader Judge Kramer wanted 'a town of sober, obedient, lily-white Pilgrims.' Her remarks put readers on alert: Calendula, like Moth, has brown skin, and as the ghosts and witches of the past reawaken, the story questions the whitewashing of American history.... Moth’s magic proves better than 'okay,' and readers will hope for a sequel for the intriguing characters." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||9 - 13|
|Publication Date||Sep 3, 2019|