A Tale of Witchcraft

A Tale of Witchcraft

Large Print - 2020
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Fourteen-year-old Brystal Evergreen has secured worldwide acceptance for the magical community but new threats arise, including the centuries-old Righteous Brotherhood that intends to exterminate all magical life, beginning with Brystal.
Publisher: New York, New York : Little, Brown and Company, ♭2020.
Edition: Large print edition
ISBN: 9780316541756
Characteristics: 497 pages: :,illustrations, map ;,20 cm
Additional Contributors: Dorman, Brandon - Illustrator

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violet_gorilla_79
Oct 07, 2020

"Everything seems unfair when you measure it with the wrong tools. Life isn't supposed to be measured by time, by luck or by privilege. Life is supposed to be measured by purpose. Everyone is born with a purpose - weather they choose to believe it or not. Some are meant to learn lessons, some are meant to teach them, while others are simply meant to observe. Naturally, a lot of people resent life when their purpose isn't easy or when it doesn't match their hopes and dreams, but no one leaves the world without completing exactly what they were meant to do. That's the rule of life." - Mistress Mara

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violet_gorilla_79
Oct 07, 2020

""Oh no, we're terrible," Tangerina said. "When Mrs. Vee cooks, it's like watching a conductor leading a symphony- all the cooking utensils float seamlessly around her and create a meal in perfect harmony. When we cook, it's like watching and earthquake inside a hurricane."
"I think the utensils are staring to hate us," Skylene said. "I didn't realize pots could be passive aggressive, but today they wouldn't even hold water!"
"Skylene, you were using a colander!" Tangerina said.
"Oh," she said. "I'm glad it wasn't personal."" - A Tale of Witchcraft . . .

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violet_gorilla_79
Oct 07, 2020

""And Stitches," Lucy said to change the subject. "Tell me about your dolls? Are they significant to you?"
Instead of answering, Stitches lunged toward Lucy and plucked a strand of her hair. The witch carefully sewed the hair into the head of her doll, the closes her eyes, and whispered an incantation. When it was finished, Stitches began poling the doll with her sewing needle.
"Can you feel that?" she asked
"Feel what?"
"How about this?"
"Um . . . no?"
"What about that?"
"I feel annoyed, does that count?"" - A Tale of Witchcraft . . .

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violet_gorilla_79
Oct 07, 2020

"No one finds the answers if they're too afraid to ask the questions." - Madame Weatherberry

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violet_gorilla_79
Oct 07, 2020

"Brystal! Someone from the Southern Kingdom sent you a dead caterpillar! Oh wait, the letter says it was supposed to be a butterfly by the time you opened it. Well, that's a shame." - Skylene

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violet_gorilla_79
Oct 07, 2020

"We've been merchandised!" - Lucy

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TEENREVIEWBOARD
Feb 04, 2021

Once again, Chris Colfer has amazed me with his creative and spell-binding book Tale of Witchcraft. I usually always borrow books, but his books are the only ones I will read from the library and then immediately buy, because I know that I never get bored reading it over and over again. I’ve followed his series, Land of Stories since I was 10, and I am so happy he has created a sequel series. He has improved his writing significantly, he often weaves in information on discrimination (against magic), religion (amendments to the book of faith) and mental health. I am stunned with how he manages to include mental health without making it seem cliche or boring. Usually I laugh when reading his books, but this time, he’s made the Tale of Witchcraft a lot more mature (not like romance, but like deals with important issues). It's more like a thriller or mystery and I didn’t even notice. I was too involved in what would happen next. Overall, definitely a must-read, I would recommend reading Tale of Magic first of course because it's the first book in the series. 5/5 stars
@BookLover278 of the Hamilton Public Library's Teen Review Board

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yellow_lark_20
Jan 31, 2021

A book full of mystery and action, this book based on the Fairy Godmother from classic literature follows her as a teen known as Brystal with her friend Lucy, more commonly known as mother goose. Being a child in the spotlight, is hard, but imagine becoming the most beloved person in the world overnight! This is what happened to Bristal Evergreen, after overthrowing snow queen, a very powerful witch. Magical beings and women have gained equality with thanks to her, and she now resolves anyone who needs help problems with magic, which now fascinates everyone. She is even the head of a school of magic. But now Brystal has enemy’s arising. An accent brotherhood, determined to take away women’s rights and destroy magic. A school of witchcraft, the darker more harmful magic, that create despair and destruction. But the greatest enemy seems to be her thoughts, telling her she will never defeat the brotherhood, she has done everything wrong, and no one ever loved her. A great look into the struggles of mental health through children’s fantasy.

OPL_KrisC Dec 30, 2020

An action-packed and magic-filled fantasy adventure that follows the Fairy Godmother as she deals with a mysterious new witch as well as doubts to how effective she is as a leader. For fans of Michael Buckley's Sisters Grim series.

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sarajane123
Nov 04, 2020

Such a great book that helps young ones deal with the idea of mental illnesses and how to handle them. I would recommend this to parents who have children who might have mental illnesses during this time in our world. Please share this information so parents have that outlet. Love this book and I hope to pass it down onto my children when I have them. And as a teenager with mental illnesses, Chris Colfer did a great job on how to explain it and give resources. Love it.

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Feb 07, 2021

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Jul 01, 2020

swapnikakodela thinks this title is suitable for between the ages of 5 and 11

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