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Healer and Witch by Nancy Werlin
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Apr 12, 2022 | ISBN 9781536219562

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  • Apr 12, 2022 | ISBN 9781536219562 | Middle Grade (8-12)

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Werlin’s first foray into middle grade is a thrilling and suspenseful experience; there are twisting reveals and adventure aplenty, though the story isn’t afraid to stop for lovely moments of quiet contemplation and recollection along the way. A budding, respectful romance and hints of deeper powers will have readers hoping for a sequel. It’s well worth joining kind and clever Sylvie on her harrowing journey of discovery.
—Booklist (starred review)

A refreshingly honest and elegantly written work of historical fantasy.
—The Horn Book (starred review)

A delightful page-turner that will entice readers of historical fiction and fantasy alike. It’s a refreshing stand-alone novel with a resilient protagonist who realizes the greatest magic of all is being true to oneself. . . . Thoroughly enjoyable and engaging, filled with magic, mystery, strength, and love.

—Kirkus Reviews

An introspective historical fantasy . . Werlin’s gentle reflection on trauma and healing, the ethics of power, and seemingly dual natures explores Sylvie’s place in the world and her relationship to those she cares for.
—Publishers Weekly

Gracefully explores themes of identity, family and belonging. . . Werlin (Zoe Rosenthal Is Not Lawful Good) brings compassion and complexity to her depictions of the relationships between characters, challenging standard notions of good and evil. . . . Although Werlin skillfully evokes Healer and Witch‘s period setting, Sylvie’s journey of self-discovery and its accompanying themes of female empowerment are timeless.

—Shelf Awareness (starred review)

Against the backdrop of a turbulent era Nancy Werlin spins a sophisticated coming-of-age story in ‘Healer & Witch,’ a novel for readers ages 9-12 that is set in France. . . . a properly inventive, historically respectful story with a touch of magic (and romance) in its realism.
—The Wall Street Journal

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