This book was beautiful, unique, and interesting.
I was drawn in by the cover and thought the synopsis sounded magical. I have a 7 and 5 year old, which are younger than the targeted audience, but they were my captive audience anyhow. I read it to my children at bedtime and they were as interested as I was.
The world is filled with magic and is innocent enough to not worry about the 'witches'. The mythology is facinating and I found myself as intrigued by what was happening just as my kids were.
We loved it and look forward to more by Judy Hoffman!
Recommended to both boys and girls - middle grade reading.