A Very Brave Witch

A Very Brave Witch

By Alison McGhee; Harry Bliss (Illustrator)

Simon & Schuster, Hardcover, 9781416986706, 32pp.

Publication Date: August 4, 2009

On the far side of town, in a big, dark house, lives a brave little witch. She has heard lots and lots about those scary humans and a holiday they call Halloween, but she has never ever seen Halloween for herself. Until one very special Halloween comes along. Perfect for trick-or-treaters of all ages, A Very Brave Witch makes for a playful read-aloud that takes the scariness out of the holiday.

About the Author
Alison McGhee is the "New York Times" bestselling author of "Someday", as well as "Firefly Hollow", "Little Boy", "So Many Days", "Bye-Bye Crib", "Always", "A Very Brave Witch", and the Bink and Gollie books. Her other children s books include "All Rivers Flow to the Sea", "Countdown to Kindergarten", and "Snap". Alison is also the Pulitzer Prize nominated novelist of the adult novel "Shadowbaby", which was also a "Today "show book club selection. She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota, and you can visit her at AlisonMcGhee.com.

Harry Bliss is the New York Times bestselling artist of Diary of a Worm, Diary of a Spider, and Diary of a Fly, by Doreen Cronin; A Fine, Fine School by Sharon Creech; and Which Would You Rather Be? by William Steig. He is also an award-winning, internationally syndicated cartoonist and a cover artist for the New Yorker magazine. He lives in Vermont with his son.