The Brixen Witch

Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster

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In this atmospheric retelling of the Pied Piper legend, a boy named Rudi must confront a mountain witch, a mysterious stranger—and a plague of rats—in order to erase the curse that threatens to steal away the town’s most precious treasure.

Reviews:

“Fresh and satisfying for middle-grade readers.” —Kirkus, starred review

“Timeless style … Just right for reaffirming one’s belief in the power of story.” —Booklist, starred review

“A vivid and intriguing take on “The Pied Piper of Hamelin.”—Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“Builds to a satisfyingly different outcome.” –The Horn Book

Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster

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Honors & Awards:

  • CBC “Best Books” list
  • Chicago Public Library “Best of the Best”
  • Beehive Award nomination, Utah
  • Amazon Editors’ Choice