Chapter Book Club: Cattywampus
Join us for our next meeting of our new Chapter Book Club with bookseller Sandie! We'll be chatting about Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo (rescheduled from August). This event is free, but you must RSVP below for the zoom information. Our book club is targeted at kiddos, but adults who love chapter books and educators are welcome too!
Aimed at kids enjoying chapter reading or those aspiring to it we'll have short games and discussions. Our first meeting we'll be voting on books to read and a name as well so that the readers in the club get to be a part of building it. Book reviewer, bookseller, and We Need Diverse Books Partner Sandie will lead the club once a month on Sundays.
ABOUT THE BOOK
The magical story of a hex that goes haywire, and the power of friendship to set things right!
In the town of Howler's Hollow, conjuring magic is strictly off-limits. Only nothing makes Delpha McGill's skin crawl more than rules. So when she finds her family's secret book of hexes, she's itching to use it to banish her mama's money troubles. She just has to keep it quieter than a church mouse -- not exactly Delpha's specialty.
Trouble is, Katybird Hearn is hankering to get her hands on the spell book, too. The daughter of a rival witching family, Katy has reasons of her own for wanting to learn forbidden magic, and she's not going to let an age-old feud or Delpha's contrary ways stop her. But their quarrel accidentally unleashes a hex so heinous it resurrects a graveyard full of angry Hearn and McGill ancestors bent on total destruction. If Delpha and Katy want to reverse the spell in time to save everyone in the Hollow from rampaging zombies, they'll need to mend fences and work together.
Fans of A Snicker of Magic and The Witch Boy will love this funny, folksy, fresh debut from Ash Van Otterloo that proves sometimes it takes two witches to make the strongest magic happen.