Thursday, June 27, 2013

The Brixen Witch by Stacy DeKeyser

He never would have picked up that golden coin if he'd known it belonged to a witch...

Margaret K. McElderry Books and Edelweiss gave me the opportunity to read this ebook for review (thank you).  It was just published yesterday, so head on down to your local bookstore to get a copy.

Rudi lived in a small village in the mountains where times were hard.  No one had much and every penny was treasured.  When he found a gold coin, all he thought of was how much his family needed it.  His grandmother knew better and made him return it.  His problems got worse when he falls on the mountain and loses the coin...

Despite returning the coin, he continues to have bad dreams.  His grandmother tells him he'll have to return to the mountain and find the coin and really return it to the witch to get rid of his bad dreams.  The only problem is that he has to wait for the weather to get better.  Before that can happen, the village gets infested by rats...

With a touch of magic, a witch, and a witch's apprentice that wants her power, this is a lively tale with several twists in it.  I especially liked the young girl who helps Rudi beat the evil apprentice.

This is written for ages 8-12, but I'm buying myself a copy for my library.  I enjoyed the tale and will have fun reading it again.  Why don't you give it a try and see what you think?

Happy reading.

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