Publication Date: 18/04/2024 ISBN: 9781787334052 Category:

Young Hag

Isabel Greenberg

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 18/04/2024 ISBN: 9781787334052 Category:
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Young Hag is not a character of Arthurian legend that you have never heard of. She is at the very centre of the families, drama and magic that revolve around this playful retelling.
Young Hag, resistant to the idea of magic finds herself desperate to discover her grandmother’s story and to find her place in an England in which the pathways to another realm are opening.
With humour and charm, Isabel’s reimagining of a time of lost magic is a colourful joy to read. New friends, family, adventure, love, betrayal… Oh, and a knight who rides on the back of a giant cat looking for her lost love. It can’t get better than that? – Katrina


Once there was magic in Britain. There were dragons and wizards and green knights and kings who pulled swords out of stones. But now, the doors to the Otherworld have closed.

‘Gamechanger… Will win legions of fans’ KIRAN MILLWOOD HARGRAVE

‘I couldn’t put it down. Pure magic’ MARISSA MEYER

‘Timeless’ KATE BEATON

Young Hag has grown up believing her mother and grandmother are the last witches in the land. But when tragedy strikes, she turns her back on these tales. Where is their magic when they really need it?

Then one day they find a changeling in the woods. Confronted with real magic at last, Young Hag has no choice but to believe. She sets off on the greatest quest of her life; but can Young Hag bring the magic back? Or will she become a footnote in the tale of famous kings and wizards?

From the acclaimed creator of Glass Town and The One Hundred Nights of Hero comes a dazzlingly imaginative escape into the world of myth. Young Hag ingeniously reinvents the women in Arthurian legend, transforming the tales of old into a heart-warming coming-of-age story.

Publisher Review

A gamechanger. Vibrant, vital and galvanic storytelling – Young Hag will win legions of fans — Kiran Millwood Hargrave, author of The Girl of Ink & Stars Isabel Greenberg has honed a perfect style that feels timeless — Kate Beaton, author of Ducks Honest, charming and so fun. I couldn’t put it down. Pure magic — Marissa Meyer, author of Cinder A gorgeous celebration of myths and myth-making, full of wit, wisdom and joy. I devoured this wonderful book in one blissful sitting — Sarah Waters, author of Fingersmith Entrancing and fierce, this is a coming-of -age story which speaks of courage and female power, lending space to the old Arthurian legends for a modern audience (of all ages). Young Hag is an absolute delight! — Susan Stokes-Chapman, author of Pandora Vivid, stirring and magical — Posy Simmonds, author of Gemma Bovery No one does it like Isabel Greenberg! I love her strange imaginary landscapes and bold, spikey heroines. Young Hag had me rapt from start to finish. Fun, funny and totally charming — Lizzy Stewart, author of Alison Greenberg’s illustrations are wonderful – witty, uncanny, melancholy and funny * Sunday Express * Greenberg both tells and illustrates with warm, whimsical beauty * TIME *

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