"Some seriously cerebral humor that will delight."

         – The New Yorker


"Fans of Lemony Snicket's bestselling 'A Series of Unfortunate Events' should love Keith McGowan's beguiling debut... funny and subversive."

         – USA Today


"Nuanced, fascinating, and gratifyingly dark… Sol and Connie are appealing in their individuality and in their at times prickly sibling relationship."

         – Bulletin for the Center of Children's Books



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“I LOVE CHILDREN. EATING THEM, THAT IS. I’ve eaten quite a few children over the centuries. You may wonder where I get them all. The answer is: I get  them the traditional way. From parents, of course...”

          – excerpt from The Witch’s Journal: How to Cook and Eat Children



The Witch from Hansel And Gretel is back

and she lives near you.


"Another edgy, absorbing read."

          – Booklist


“An exciting adventure… more complex than just a good versus evil tale.”

          – School Library Journal


“This delicious fractured fairy tale will beguile younger kids with the spooky magic and adventure."

          – Childrens Literature


"Scary, funny, and often startlingly sweet."

          – Common Sense Media


“A rollicking fun adventure.”

          – Oklahoma Pioneer Libraries

It's out of the frying pan, literally, and into the (camp)fire for the siblings Sol and Connie. They've just escaped the most famous witch of all, the witch who eats children—best known from the tale Hansel and Gretel. Now they must face the cursed hunter and shadowy witch written of in the Brothers Grimm tale Brother and Sister. Can Sol and Connie stop fighting for long enough to escape?