The Okay Witch

The Okay Witch

Graphic Novel - 2019 | First Aladdin edition.
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"Thirteen-year-old Moth Hush loves all things witchy. But she's about to discover that witches aren't just the stuff of movies, books, and spooky stories. When some eighth-grade bullies try to ruin her Halloween, something really strange happens. It turns out that Founder's Bluff, Massachusetts, has a centuries-old history of witch drama. And, surprise: Moth's family is at the center of it all! When Moth's new powers show up, things get totally out-of-control. She meets a talking cat, falls into an enchanted diary, and unlocks a hidden witch world. Secrets surface from generations past as Moth unravels the complicated legacy at the heart of her town, her family, and herself."--Provided by publisher.
Publisher: New York : Aladdin, 2019.
Edition: First Aladdin edition.
ISBN: 9781534431461
1534431462
Characteristics: 271 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
Alternative Title: OK witch
Study Program: Accelerated Reader AR MG 3.1 2 505277.

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Middle school is hard enough, but when Moth Hush realizes that she's from a long line of witches, it gets much harder! This graphic novel is great for anyone who likes a little magic with their comics! --KelseyB_KCMO, Plaza Branch

Middle school is hard enough, but when Moth Hush realizes that she's from a long line of witches, it gets much harder! This graphic novel is great for anyone who likes a little magic with their comics! --KelseyB_KCMO, Plaza Branch


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JessicaGma Apr 09, 2020

This was a delightful book about many things; witches and magical powers, but also a mother-daughter relationship from a few angles. Moth is a great protagonist and this story is good for many ages, say 8-14. The art was well suited to the tale.

ArapahoeLauraRose Mar 10, 2020

Sometimes, the history that we learn in school isn't the truth...

I enjoyed following Moth as she journeyed through her family's past as a way to understand her own present. I especially liked Moth's evolving relationship with her mother. They share a deep love, but differences in experience and perspective that make them approach magic in very different ways. In the end, the story validates them both while allowing them both to grow.

Also, Moth is just a lot of fun! And she has a talking cat "familiar." I'm jealous!

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katmz
Feb 15, 2020

I'm a sucker for coming into your powers witch stories and this one did not disappoint! This story follows Moth as her witch powers start to manifest. It explores discrimination and prejudice, the strength of friendship, and the meaning of family and staying true to oneself. The illustrations and coloring are bright and fun with great tiny details to keep an eye out for. Love the story, love the art!

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JasmineBlossoms
Dec 24, 2019

This book was soooo cute. Its great to read book about becoming comfortable in your own skin. The main character, Moth, is your average teen in school who doesn't fit in with her peers. She later finds out how unique she really is and begins to embrace herself. As a black woman I have to say is was lovely to see this beautiful brown family live their life on the pages. The illustration and colors were magical which just added to the characters' quirkiness. Easily one of my favorites book from 2019!

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Alveena_Fatima
Dec 04, 2019

In my opinion, I like this book. It's about a girl named Moth who finds out she's a witch. I'd recommend this book.

ArapahoeKati Oct 21, 2019

A middle grade graphic novel all about coming into your witch powers. Reminded me of Sabrina the Teenage Witch from the late 1990s, not too dark, plenty of fun and funny moments.

JCLHebahA Oct 01, 2019

This cute story made me smile. It's a witchy twist on a familiar "figuring out where you fit" middle-grade arc.

OPL_KrisC Sep 26, 2019

A cute & fun graphic novel for kids with bright illustrations about a young girl who finds out she's a witch.

Tigard_LindsayD Sep 25, 2019

Moth isn't freaked out when she finds out she's a witch - she's delighted! Having loved everything witch-related her whole life, it's a dream come true until her mom warns her off of using any magic and is reluctant to share anything about their family history. A magical journal and a talking cat later, her history and powers begin to unfold. A quick, fun graphic novel for autumn.

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Dec 04, 2019

Alveena_Fatima thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

OPL_KrisC Sep 26, 2019

OPL_KrisC thinks this title is suitable for 8 years and over

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