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“This spellbinding fantasy begs for a cozy chair and several hours of uninterrupted reading time.” —The Washington Post

When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Across the forest that borders Ned’s village, Áine, the daughter of the Bandit King, is haunted by her mother’s last words: “The wrong boy will save your life, and you will save his.” When the Bandit King comes to steal the magic Ned’s mother, a witch, is meant to protect, Áine and Ned meet. Can they trust each other long enough to cross a dangerous enchanted forest and stop the war about to boil over between their two kingdoms?

“Barnhill is a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman.” —Minneapolis Star Tribune

“[The Witch’s Boy] should open young readers’ eyes to something that is all around them in the very world we live in: the magic of words.” —The New York Times

“This is a book to treasure.” —Nerdy Book Club

Washington Post Best Book of 2014
Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
Kirkus Reviews Best Children’s Book of 2014
A Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best” 2014

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Specificații

ISBN-13: 9781616205485
ISBN-10: 1616205482
Pagini: 400
Dimensiuni: 137 x 208 x 30 mm
Greutate: 0.36 kg
Editura: Algonquin Young Readers

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"This spellbinding fantasy begs for a cozy chair and several hours of uninterrupted reading time." --The Washington Post

When Ned and his identical twin brother tumble from their raft into a raging river, only Ned survives. Villagers are convinced the wrong boy lived. Across the forest that borders Ned's village, Aine, the daughter of the Bandit King, is haunted by her mother's last words: "The wrong boy will save your life, and you will save his." When the Bandit King comes to steal the magic Ned's mother, a witch, is meant to protect, Aine and Ned meet. Can they trust each other long enough to cross a dangerous enchanted forest and stop the war about to boil over between their two kingdoms?

"Barnhill is a fantasist on the order of Neil Gaiman." --Minneapolis Star Tribune

"[The Witch's Boy] should open young readers' eyes to something that is all around them in the very world we live in: the magic of words." --The New York Times

"This is a book to treasure." --Nerdy Book Club

A Washington Post Best Book of 2014
A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2014
A Kirkus Reviews Best Children's Book of 2014
A Chicago Public Library "Best of the Best" 2014

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"Careful, confident Aine; whose skills, both domestic and wild, make her a formidable ally (and excellent heroine), is a studied contrast to the weaker, shy Ned. The boy's growing confidence and ability to wield and protect his mother's magic adds elements of a classic origin-quest tale to a story that's already brimming with a well-drawn, colorful supporting cast, a strong sense of place, and an enchanted forest with a personality to rival some of the best depictions of magical woods." --"School Library Journal", starred review "Barnhill skillfully interweaves the stories of Ned, aine, Sister Witch and the stones, along with an intriguing group of secondary characters. The third-person narration switches perspective smoothly, and it's all related in a precise, flowing prose that easily places readers into the fantastic setting and catches them up in the story. The classic fantasy elements are all there, richly reimagined, with a vivid setting, a page-turning adventure of a plot, and compelling, timeless themes." --"Kirkus Reviews", starred review "Fiercely original and uncommonly lovely, "The Witch's Boy" is equal parts enchanting and haunting. Kelly Barnhill is master of truly potent and unruly magic; luckily for readers, she chooses to use her powers for good." --Anne Ursu

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