The Girl and the Witch’s Garden

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Atticus Peavey is going through another round of chemo, so his daughter, Piper, is packed off to her grandmother’s house, where her mother is currently living, the same mother who hasn’t talked to her since she left years ago on a wild goose chase seeking something more important than family.

When Piper arrives, only her mother is there, with firm rules on where Piper can go in the house, the chores that must be done, and the childhood behaviors that will be tolerated. What Piper doesn’t expect are the foster children who her mother has taken in and their talk about affinities or magic powers. With their help, she may be able to uncover a magical item that will help her father to get better and the children to find forever homes, but only if they can get past her mother.

Witches and magic abilities and secret potions combined with love and loss create an unforgettable tale. Add in friendships and parental relationships and this story has the staying power of similar favorites, such as the Charlie Bone and Percy Jackson series. The conclusion is open-ended and the story so compelling that many readers will be hoping for a sequel. This one is magically delicious.

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Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 288 pages
Publisher Simon & Schuster Books for Young Readers
Publish Date 2020-05-26
ISBN 9781534461581 Buy this Book
Issue June 2020
Category Tweens


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