Publication Date: 01/09/2022 ISBN: 9781838740146 Category:

Alcatoe and the Turnip Child

Isaac Lenkiewicz, Isaac Lenkiewicz

Publisher: Flying Eye Books
Publication Date: 01/09/2022 ISBN: 9781838740146 Category:
Paperback / Softback




Alcatoe, the one witch of Plum Woods, is always ready to use her mischief and misguided magic. When the village decides to hold a vegetable growing contest, the children are set to compete against the grumpiest old man in all of Plum Woods. They enlist Alcatoe’s help, and beg for a spell to grow the biggest turnip. But a lot can go wrong even with a perfectly simple turnip-enlarging spell…like growing a few arms and legs.

Will Alcatoe manage spoil the entire harvest festival, even if it means the Turnip Child gets turned into a casserole? Disaster, chaos and magical fun ensue in this laugh-out-loud illustrated title that is perfect for middle-grade readers.

Publisher Review

Wonderful! Sumptuous, sweet and just the right amount of sinister. The Turnip Child is the root veg I am rooting for. * Jack Noel, creator of Comic Classics * Disaster, chaos and magical fun reign in this funny story. -- The Bookseller's Children's Previews Readers will also be begging to know when the next Alcatoe story will be told-hopefully very soon, because this witch is a short-tempered delight. Lenkiewicz's art features a warm, autumnal palette and appealing cartoon characters [.] This witch is odd, offbeat, and awfully good. (Although she'd never admit to the last.) * Kirkus Reviews * There's plenty of creepy crawlies hiding in crevices and curious eyes peering out of the gloom to make this an engaging and interactive read. Fun throughout and beautifully illustrated, Alcatoe is a thoroughly enjoyable graphic novel that is perfect for younger readers. * Comics in Class * It's a fun little adventure book, with plenty of magical creatures to grab kids attention. The art is a very cute, cartoony style, and it feels very autumnal with all the warm colours, so it will make a perfect Halloween read! * @comicsvstheworld on Instagram *

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