The Witch’s Boy by Kelly Barnhill – Our Review
Twins, Tam and Ned are on a lark, building a raft to travel down their river to the sea. But when it goes horribly wrong, everyone feels his mother, the powerful but wise witch of the valley, chose the ‘wrong boy’ to save.
Ten years later Ned, sensitive with a stutter and dyslexic must embark on a mighty quest to keep her magic safe, save the kingdom and along the way himself. With a delicate hand,
Karen Barnhill, explores themes of our relationship with the earth, our limited time on the planet (death) and the difficulties with being the outsider.
A sophisticated and beautiful read for ages 10 plus.
Review by Nicole @ Great Escape Books