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ABOUT THE BOOK:
Author(s): Shutta Crum Illustrator(s): Lee Wildish Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf (Random House Children’s Books) ISBN-13: 9781101932698 Release Date: September 13, 2016 Category: Middle Grade
WILLIAM AND THE WITCH’S RIDDLE
by Shutta Crum
A charming re-imagination of Sleeping Beauty in which a boy must solve a witch’s riddle in order to save his family and end a centuries-long curse.
William and his little brother, Pinch, have been left alone ever since their mother disappeared and their father went to look for her. When William is visited by a witch named Morga, it seems their lives might be in danger unless they help the witch solve a riddle and find a dark family heirloom.
William sets out on a quest into the heart of the Old Forest. There his mother rests in the sleep of an ancient curse, her only companions an odd fellow who wakes up a different size every day and a tiny dragon.