An earthy and beautiful collection of four stories that celebrate the seasons, nature, and life, from award-winning author-illustrator Phoebe Wahl.
Little Witch Hazel is a tiny witch who lives in the forest, helping creatures big and small. She's a midwife, an intrepid explorer, a hard worker and a kind friend. In this four-season volume, Little Witch Hazel rescues an orphaned egg, goes sailing on a raft, solves the mystery of a haunted stump and makes house calls to fellow forest dwellers. But when Little Witch Hazel needs help herself, will she get it in time?
Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Title
Official selection for the American Booksellers Association Fall Indie Next List, 2021
Recipient of Kirkus & Publisher's Weekly Starred reviews
BookPage “Best Picture Book of 2021”
A Chicago Public Library Best Fiction for Younger Readers (2021)
BookRiot Best Children’s Book of 2021
Booklist Top of the List Book Pick (2021)
Publisher: Tundra Books
Release date: September 21st, 2021
"The detailed, evocative worldbuilding will have readers lingering...Refreshingly, nothing is sanitized: Little Witch Hazel is not gaunt and whimsical; she’s curvaceous, sturdy, and strong. She even has hairy legs; she has more important things to do than shave, such as serve as midwife to Mrs. Rabbit. The writing is lush and lyrical (“milky clouds…hung low”), and the textured, earth-toned illustrations expertly capture Hazel’s world, both cozy (her tiny home) and gloriously wild (the forest she tends to)... More Mosswood, please."—Kirkus Reviews, starred review
“A thread of loving and nurturing emerges through this treasury of quiet adventures—no creature in the forest is too small to escape Little Witch Hazel’s attention, and readers will find satisfaction in seeing the way her sturdy care succors her community and results in gentle reciprocation.” —Publishers Weekly, starred review
"These sweet stories are an ode to the calm and peaceful magic of nature. Little Witch Hazel will make you feel as if you have journeyed deep into Mosswood Forest alongside Hazel and her friends. It will also make you long to seek out your own forest, to be immersed in nature and to discover (or rediscover) your own kinship to it, so that you too can enjoy what Hazel finds there: serenity, connection and fulfillment." —BookPage