Toil & Trouble: 16 Tales of Women & Witchcraft
History is filled with stories of women accused of witchcraft, of fearsome girls with arcane knowledge. Toil & Trouble features fifteen stories of girls embracing their power, reclaiming their destinies and using their magic to create, to curse, to cure—and to kill.
A young witch uses social media to connect with her astrology clients—and with a NASA-loving girl as cute as she is skeptical. A priestess of death investigates a ritualized murder. A bruja who cures lovesickness might need the remedy herself when she falls in love with an altar boy. A theater production is turned upside down by a visiting churel. In Reconstruction-era Texas, a water witch uses her magic to survive the soldiers who have invaded her desert oasis. And in the near future, a group of girls accused of witchcraft must find their collective power in order to destroy their captors.
Brief author biographies.
JLG Release: Oct 2018
Praise & Reviews
Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:
School Library Journal, Kirkus Reviews*, Publishers Weekly*
School Library Journal
8 1/2" x 5 1/2"
Level 5.5; Points: 16;
Scholastic Reading Counts
Level 6.3; Points: 24;