Young Hag and the Witches’ Quest: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

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New York Times bestselling and award-winning author/illustrator Isabel Greenberg’s Young Hag and the Witches’ Quest is a unique YA graphic novel about an epic quest through Arthurian legends and a girl’s journey to believe in magic again after the loss of her mother. ****4 starred reviews!****
 
Once there was magic in Britain. There were dragons and wizards and green knights and round tables and kings that pulled swords out of stones. But now, the doors to the Otherworld have closed, and the magic is gone.

All that is left are the stories of those bygone days. Young Hag, her mother and her grandmother, Ancient Crone, are the last of the witches in Britain. At least, that’s what Ancient Crone says.
 
Young Hag has grown up hearing those tales and believing in her the power of her Grandmother. But when tragedy strikes, and their world is shaken, Young Hag turns her back on magic. She is sick of the tales of family curses, faerie doors, lost magic, and ancient swords. If they are witches, where is their magic when they really need it?
 
And then one day they find a changeling baby 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; to bring the magic back to Britain.

But when faced with magic and myth, can Young Hag put aside her doubts and fears?  Or will she simply become a forgotten footnote in the tale of famous kings and wizards?

About the Author


Isabel Greenberg is an award-winning and New York Times bestselling writer and illustrator. Her graphic novels, including The One Hundred Nights of Hero, Glass Town, and the Tales of Great Goddesses series, have received starred reviews, won the Best Book Award at the British Comic Awards, and won the Observer/Cape/Comica Graphic Short Story Prize, among other praise. Isabel has worked with a variety of clients, including The Guardian, Nobrow Press, the National Trust, and the New York Times. She lives in London and enjoys illustrating all things historical.

Praise For…


***STARRED REVIEW***
"The storytelling sparkles with irreverent humor, and the characters’ irrepressible personalities jump off the pages with joyful visual flourishes. Quirky, fresh, and full of humor."
— Kirkus

***STARRED REVIEW***
"In this captivating adventure full of wry humor, intrigue, and magic, Greenberg artfully weaves through meaningful questions about who gets to write legends and what gets left out as a result. Readers who love myths and legends will surely appreciate Greenberg’s sly, fascinating adventure."
— Booklist

***STARRED REVIEW***
"Greenberg confidently presents Young Hag’s story and the mythological world of medieval Britain with inimitable style and freshness in this graphic novel. The embedded narratives are organically arranged, each unraveling the fascinating untold life of Morgan le Fay and her complicated family dynamics...consider this Otherworld worth getting stuck in for a few decades."
— The Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

***STARRED REVIEW***
"Greenberg’s drawing style is comic but has a skillfully naive, seemingly unpracticed quality that enhances the protagonist’s poignant, youthful courage. Epic tragedy and grave betrayals are conveyed with a light touch, while Young Hag’s arduous personal growth and development have a heartwarming gravitas. Greenberg’s play with her sources...has satisfying imaginative and critical depth."
— Horn Book Magazine

"Her depiction of a magical world filled with changelings, witches, ­powerful swords, and goblin ­markets is a perfect choice for readers who have an ­affinity for fast-paced stories with high fantasy settings. A fast-paced, fantastical story, full of intrigue, magic, and the female perspective. A ­perfect addition to any graphic novel ­collection."
— School and Library Journal
Product Details
ISBN: 9781419765117
ISBN-10: 1419765116
Publisher: Abrams Fanfare
Publication Date: May 14th, 2024
Pages: 288
Language: English