Staff Review: One Witch at a Time
Loosely based on the fairytale “Jack and the Beanstalk”, the trouble begins when 13 year old Rudi is sent to market with Susanna to trade dairy products for meat and grain and possibly sell a cow. Susanna, in an effort to help him, sells one of his cows for some allegedly magic beans. It turns out that the beans were stolen from a witch in the neighboring village of Petz and must be returned quickly, so they set out on an adventure to return them. Of course there’s a beanstalk, a giant, a hen that lays golden eggs, witches and all kinds of twists and turns. This tween book is a quick, humorous read with just enough fun and enchantment to keep the pages turning.