Welcome to Benevento, an ancient town famous for its witches!
6. März 2016, quoteViking
Hebrew: Keter (first two books)
6. März 2016, reviewPublishers Weekly
An old-world atmosphere and prickly sibling rivalry make the book read like a classic fairy tale, while an undercurrent of mystery paves the way for future books.
6. März 2016, quoteCaldecott Medal
illustrator Sophie Blackall won this year's Caldecott Medal!
9. März 2016, reviewBooklist
Marciano builds a charming environment of magic and trickery using a pleasantly old-fashioned tone to tell gently scary stories of witches and spirits. Blackall’s beautiful two-color illustrations, in shades of gray and blue, adorn almost every page and c
9. März 2016, reviewKirkus Reviews
Loosely based on folklore and decorated with Blackall's two-color drawings of elfin figures in country dress on nearly every page, the comical tale kicks off a projected series set in the picturesque town.
9. März 2016, reviewSchool Library Journal
Magical spells and amusing characters with distinctive personalities, coupled with an engaging story with a twist, will captivate readers and leave them clamoring for future stories centered on the other cousins.
9. März 2016, reviewThe Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books
There is a lot of character development packed into this trim novel. Blackall’s warm, charming illustrations accent the text.
9. März 2016, quoteLane Smith, author
Blackall’s delicate, lovely artwork is bewitching and Marciano’s text is, as the title implies, loaded with molto mischief. I can't wait to read what the Janara have in store for the Benevento kids next.
9. März 2016, quoteAnnie Barrows, author
Not your run-of-the-mill chapter book. What we have here is a fresh, charming tale about an Italian village afflicted with witches and the brave, quarrelsome band of friends who try to make their acquaintance. A frisky, ingenious introduction to an old wo