The Midwinter Witch

The Midwinter Witch

Graphic Novel - 2019
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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.
Publisher: New York, NY :, Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic,, 2019
Edition: First edition
ISBN: 9781338540550
Characteristics: 201 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm


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In thirteen-year-old Aster's family, all the girls are raised to be witches, while boys grow up to be shapeshifters. Anyone who dares to cross those lines is exiled. Unfortunately for Aster, he still hasn't shifted... and he's still fascinated by witchery, no matter how forbidden it might be. Whe... Read More »

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Nov 12, 2020

Another great installment about gender rules not needing to be a thing. Also friendship and choosing your family are themes in this book.

JessicaGma Apr 09, 2020

I feel AraphoeLauraRose's review was the prefect summary of what happened in this volume. It's fantastic as usual and I do hope we get to revisit this world again!

Mar 11, 2020

i havent read the book but when i first grabbed the book i was like "i love it" and i also like the background alot

ArapahoeLauraRose Mar 10, 2020

The saga continues! Book 3 focus mainly on Aster and Ariel and the theme of family. (Although Charlie's subplot was great, too. She continues to be an awesome, supportive friend: also, more evidence of her crush on Ariel!) I liked how well Aster's and Ariel's stories complemented each other. Aster, having fought for the support of his close family, is now determined to be recognized as a witch by his extended family. Meanwhile, Ariel questions if she can be a part of the Vanissen family despite her volatile nature and magic. The ending tied everything up nicely! (Of course, if Ostertag decides to write more of these characters, I won't say no!!)

Dec 15, 2019

Another great volume. I like seeing the new witches' background and I hope we see more of her mother in future books.

Nov 15, 2019

This was just as great as its predecessors! I loved getting to meet more of Aster's family and see more of their dynamic. I love that this story is still all about family and friendship and being true to yourself!

DCLkids Nov 11, 2019

A Great Books for Great Kids pick. Aster is looking forward to the annual Midwinter Festival, where he will compete for the first a witch. Grades 7-8.


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