Explore the mystical history of witches throughout time and all over the world. Discover the symbols of witchcraft, reveal the magic of crystals and become familiar with the spellbinding lore of the witch.
Since ancient times, magic and witchcraft have inspired both fear and fascination. More recently, witchcraft has become a popular symbol for feminist empowerment. Everything a young witch needs to know is contained in Secrets of the Witch. Uncover the meaning and history behind magical tools and symbols such as cauldrons and pentagrams, find out the truths of the Salem Witch Trials and learn about witches in popular culture, from the ancient figure of Circe to Hermione Granger.
- Part history, part spellbook, this magical compendium gives a fascinating insight into the lives and practices of witchesthroughout time and from all over the world.
- Initiates to the ways of the witch will learn the stories of legendary and real-life witches, as well as how to make their own talisman, how to use magical crystals and plants, which familiar is right for them and so much more.
- Aspiring witches 9 years and older will find this an invaluable and empowering guide, filled with authentic detail and strikingly illustrated.
About the Author
Julie Légère is a writer living and practicing in Paris. Secrets of the Witch was her first book for children.
Elsa Whyte is a writer, editor, and witch living in Paris. She is the author of Le Génie Pissenlit (The Lucky Dandelion, Le Cosmographe, 2018) and Les Saisons Dans l’Art (Seasons in Art, De La Martinière Jeunesse, 2019), and has translated children’s books into French including Look Up at the Stars (Frances Lincoln Children’s Books, 2019).
Laura Pérez is an illustrator, animator, and witch. She studied illustration in Spain, France, and Canada and her artwork has been exhibited all over Europe and Asia. She has illustrated several graphic novels. Secrets of the Witch was her first book for children. Her exquisite illustrations have been featured in many publications including The Washington Post, National Geographic and the Wall Street Journal. Laura was awarded the Valendia National Comic Illustration Award in 2015.
"Readers curious about the broader roots and evolution of witchcraft will find a valuable resource in this elegant and insightful volume."—Publishers Weekly
"A strikingly illustrated handbook for aspiring tween and teen witches, exploring the history of witches with a feminist slant."—Fiona Noble, The Bookseller, August Previews
“An invaluable and empowering guide.”—Midwest Book Review