ONLY A WITCH CAN FLY by Alison McGhee
Kirkus Star

ONLY A WITCH CAN FLY

by , illustrated by
Age Range: 3 - 7

KIRKUS REVIEW

“If you were a young witch, who had not yet flown, / and the dark night sky held a round yellow moon…” Well, you’d want to fly, wouldn’t you? McGhee’s gently rhyming direct address coaxes out of readers a yearning they may never have known existed: to “[h]old tight to your broom / and float past the stars, / and turn to the heavens and soar.” Yoo’s gorgeous, muscular woodcuts, colored in subdued greens, browns and oranges with thick, night-black lines, tell the story of one young witch who, unable to sleep, takes herself outside with the support of her Cat and a brown velvet Bat—and with her little brother as silent witness—and, after a flop in the pumpkins, rises on her broom at last. Like its protagonist, this book soars. (Picture book. 3-7)

Pub Date: July 1st, 2009
ISBN: 978-0-312-37503-4
Page count: 32pp
Publisher: Feiwel & Friends
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Kirkus Reviews Issue: July 15th, 2009




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