The midwinter witch / Molly Knox Ostertag.

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    • Publication Information:
      First edition.
    • Abstract:
      Summary: "Aster always looks forward to the Midwinter Festival, a reunion of the entire Vanissen family that includes competitions in witchery and shapeshifting. This year, he's especially excited to compete in the annual Jolrun tournament--as a witch. He's determined to show everyone that he's proud of who he is and what he's learned, but he knows it won't be easy to defy tradition. Ariel has darker things on her mind than the Festival--like the mysterious witch who's been visiting her dreams, claiming to know the truth about Ariel's past. She appreciates everything the Vanissens have done for her. But Ariel still craves a place where she truly belongs. The Festival is a whirlwind of excitement and activity, but for Aster and Ariel, nothing goes according to plan. When a powerful and sinister force invades the reunion, threatening to destroy everything the young witches have fought for, can they find the courage to fight it together? Or will dark magic tear them apart?"--Provided by publisher.
    • Notes:
      Sequel to: The hidden witch.
    • ISBN:
      9781338540550
      1338540556
      9781338540567
      1338540564
    • Accession Number:
      on1080425539
      1080425539
    • Accession Number:
      fay.673610
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      OSTERTAG, M. The midwinter witch. First edition. [s. l.]: Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2019. ISBN 9781338540550. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610. Acesso em: 3 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Ostertag M. The Midwinter Witch. First edition. Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic; 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610. Accessed August 3, 2020.
    • AMA11:
      Ostertag M. The Midwinter Witch. First edition. Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic; 2019. Accessed August 3, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610
    • APA:
      Ostertag, M. (2019). The midwinter witch (First edition.). Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Ostertag, Molly. 2019. The Midwinter Witch. First edition. Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610.
    • Harvard:
      Ostertag, M. (2019) The midwinter witch. First edition. Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610 (Accessed: 3 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Ostertag, M 2019, The midwinter witch, First edition., Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, viewed 3 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Ostertag, Molly. The Midwinter Witch. First edition., Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2019. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Ostertag, Molly. The Midwinter Witch. First edition. Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2019. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Ostertag M. The midwinter witch [Internet]. First edition. Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic; 2019 [cited 2020 Aug 3]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.673610

Reviews

Booklist Reviews 2019 October #2

*Starred Review* The third installment of the Witch Boy series revolves around the Midwinter Festival, where Aster's extended family gathers each year for a magical competition. He decides to enter the contest meant for witches—effectively his public coming-out party—despite the lingering discomfort and hostility of certain family members. Meanwhile, Aster's new witch friend Ariel has become a ward of his family, and she struggles with accepting their love, especially when her estranged aunt attempts to lure her away by poisoning her self-esteem. Here, Ostertag proves once more that she is among the brightest stars in a young generation of storytellers who speak the truth of today's youth. These are thoughtful, nuanced stories, concerned with common personal and interpersonal struggles that have gone largely unrepresented. Instead of the traditional black-and-white tales of good versus evil, Aster's adventures involve sympathetic people driven by relatable, human forces that shape their choices and relationships—for better or worse—and along the way they model a philosophy of understanding, compassion, and empathy that readers of any age will benefit from. All of that without feeling heavy-handed, and the craftwork is on-point, too, with smooth pacing, endearing characters, gripping plots, and clean, colorful, expressive artwork. Hand this series to fans of Rebecca Sugar (Steven Universe) or Noelle Stevenson (the Lumberjanes series) in search of similarly affirming, fantastical fiction of quality. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Horn Book Magazine Reviews 2020 #1

This third graphic novel about the taboo-breaking male witch Aster (The Witch Boy, rev. 11/17; The Hidden Witch, rev. 3/19) finds him attending a midwinter gathering in a charmed mountainous setting. He’s joined by friends Ariel (who has a history of dark magic and no knowledge of her biological family) and Charlie (who has no magical abilities). When it comes time to compete for “Midwinter Witch,” a coveted role traditionally reserved for girls in the clan, both Aster and Ariel face challenges of identity, truth, and belonging. In the panel illustrations, colored with bold and lush hues, subtle glances between characters often reveal their inner thoughts and tensions, while dialogue provides narrative support to readers. Visual symbols add depth; squiggly figures inside word balloons represent the characters’ magical language, and the shapes of the balloons convey tone of voice. With clear and effortless references to past installments, without too much distraction from the main narrative, this is a strong addition to the series. Elisa Gall January/February 2020 p.94 Copyright 2020 Horn Book Magazine Reviews.