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The Witch's Curse

Keith McGowan, Yoko Tanaka (Illustrator)


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A shadowy witch, a cursed hunter—it's tricky business for Sol and Connie as they face off against this awful pair. The kids narrowly averted being eaten by the last witch after them, and this time it doesn't look any better. It's a long way through the accursed valley, they're running out of food and water, and that lodge on the mountain side with the collection of animals inside isn't exactly comforting. Who can save them? The All Creatures Manager? A heroic woodthrush? The Camper Lady? The Know-It-All Cube? Or will they have to save themselves? And here's the worst of it: little do Sol and Connie know that the ancient child hunter is about to wake up—thanks to the witch's curse—in this delightful book from author Keith McGowan and illustrator Yoko Tanaka.

Praise For The Witch's Curse

“A well-done continuation of the story that leaves readers wanting to hear from this brother and sister again.” —School Library Journal

“McGowan here creatively interweaves aspects of Grimms' Brother and Sister, blending classic fairy-tale and contemporary elements, magic, suspense, and vibrant, diversely drawn kid protagonists into another edgy, absorbing read.” —Booklist

“Having narrowly avoided becoming dinner in The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children, sibs Sol and Connie face another folkloric fate in this equally gothic sequel.” —Kirkus Reviews

“A semisweet literary treat . . . Seriously cerebral humor that will delight and challenge the inquisitive youngster.” —The New Yorker on The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

“Fans of Lemony Snicket's best-selling A Series of Unfortunate Events should love Keith McGowan's beguiling debut.” —USA Today on The Witch's Guide to Cooking with Children

Square Fish, 9781250044266, 320pp.

Publication Date: July 8, 2014

About the Author

Keith McGowan is the author of The Witch’s Guide to Cooking with Children, which received glowing reviews and honors. A former teacher, he currently lives in the third district of Vienna, Austria.

YOKO TANAKA is the illustrator of several books, including Sparrow Girl. She lives in Thailand.