The Witch’s Boy
This title was selected for this year’s prestigious BEA Middle Grade Editors’ Buzz Panel. The Witch’s Boy echoes the best of Kate DiCamillo and Neil Gaiman with a richly detailed narrative that is engagingly lyrical and breathtakingly adventurous. After Ned’s twin brother dies, villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. But when a bandit king arrives to steal an ancient magic, Ned must save the whole kingdom (with surprising help from the bandit’s daughter) by tricking magic (which can be very sneaky), befriending a wolf, waking giants, and surviving a journey through the largest, most terrifying forest in the world.
Ages: 9 and up
Published by: Algonquin Books for Young Readers