The midwinter witch

by Ostertag, Molly,

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Summary
As his extended family gathers for their annual Midwinter Festival magic competition, Aster decides to enter the contest meant for witches, despite the lingering discomfort and hostility of certain family members. Meanwhile, Ariel struggles to accept her new family's love while her estranged aunt attempts to lure her away by poisoning her self-esteem.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "The third installment of the Witch Boy series revolves around the Midwinter Festival, where Aster's extended family gathers each year for a magical competition. He decides to enter the contest meant for witches effectively his public coming-out party despite the lingering discomfort and hostility of certain family members. Meanwhile, Aster's new witch friend Ariel has become a ward of his family, and she struggles with accepting their love, especially when her estranged aunt attempts to lure her away by poisoning her self-esteem. Here, Ostertag proves once more that she is among the brightest stars in a young generation of storytellers who speak the truth of today's youth. These are thoughtful, nuanced stories, concerned with common personal and interpersonal struggles that have gone largely unrepresented. Instead of the traditional black-and-white tales of good versus evil, Aster's adventures involve sympathetic people driven by relatable, human forces that shape their choices and relationships for better or worse and along the way they model a philosophy of understanding, compassion, and empathy that readers of any age will benefit from. All of that without feeling heavy-handed, and the craftwork is on-point, too, with smooth pacing, endearing characters, gripping plots, and clean, colorful, expressive artwork. Hand this series to fans of Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe) or Noelle Stevenson (the Lumberjanes series) in search of similarly affirming, fantastical fiction of quality.--Ronny Khuri Copyright 2019 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Witches Comic books, strips, etc
Sex role Comic books, strips, etc
Identity (Psychology) in children Comic books, strips, etc
Shapeshifting Comic books, strips, etc
Blessing and cursing Comic books, strips, etc
Magic Comic books, strips, etc
Festivals Comic books, strips, etc
Friendship Comic books, strips, etc
Comic and Graphic Books
Fantasy
Juvenile Literature
Juvenile Fiction
Electronic books.
Fantasy comics.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Scholastic Inc.2019
2019
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: Kindle Book
Format: OverDrive Read
Requires Amazon Kindle
Description 1 online resource
ISBN 9781338566406
9781338566406
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