A Very Brave Witch

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Close your eyes and listen to the fabulous opening to A Very Brave Witch:
 

 

THE WICKED READ

 
9780689867316A Very Brave Witch
By Alison McGhee
Illustrated by Harry Bliss

Book Published by Simon & Schuster
ISBN-13: 9780689867316

Audiobook Published by Weston Woods Studios
Narrated by Elle Fanning
Music by David Mansfield
Age Range: 4 – 8 Years

On the far side of town in a big dark house lives a brave little witch. She has heard lots and lots about that very human holiday Halloween, and even though she thinks she knows what humans are like, she has never, ever seen Halloween for herself.  Until one very special Halloween comes along…

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THE CREEPY CREATORS

 
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Alison McGhee has published several picture books, books for children, and adult novels. She is a New York Times bestselling author, the winner of numerous awards, and was nominated for a Pulitzer Prize for her novel Shadow Baby.  She is also the author of Bye-Bye Crib, Always, and many more.  She lives in Minneapolis, MN.
 
unknownHarry Bliss is a cartoonist and cover artist for the New Yorker magazine.  Growing up in upstate New York amidst a family of successful painters and illustrators, Bliss went on to study painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, Illustration at the University of the Arts (BFA) and Syracuse University (MA).  Bliss’s first children’s book, A Fine, Fine School, by Newbery-award winning author Sharon Creech, was a New York Times Bestseller.  Bliss lives in South Burlington, Vermont.