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When a jealous witch curses her family’s well, it’s up to Vonceil to set things right in an epic journey that will leave her changed forever.
When Vonceil’s older brother, Elber, comes home to their family’s Oklahoma farm after serving on the front lines of World War I, things aren’t what she expects. His experiences have changed him into a serious and responsible man who doesn’t have time for Vonceil anymore. He even marries the girl he had left behind.
Then a mysterious and captivating woman shows up at the farm and confronts Elber for leaving her in France. When he refuses to leave his wife, she puts a curse on the family well, turning the entire town’s water supply into saltwater. Who is this lady dressed all in white, what has she done to the farm, and what does Vonceil’s old uncle Dell know about her?
To find out, Vonceil will have to strike out on her own and delve deep into the world of witchcraft, confronting dangerous relatives, shapeshifting animals, a capricious Sugar Witch, and the Lady in White herself—the foreboding Salt Witch. The journey will change Vonceil, but along the way she’ll learn a lot about love and what it means to grow up.
HOPE LARSON is the author and illustrator of many graphic novels for children, including the Eisner Award–nominated All Summer Long, and the illustrator of the Eisner Award–winning and New York Times–bestselling A Wrinkle in Time: The Graphic Novel. She lives in Asheville, North Carolina.
REBECCA MOCK is an illustrator, animator, comic book artist, educator, and writer. Their previous books include Compass South (a New York Times bestseller) and Knife’s Edge, also collaborations with Hope Larson. They have made artwork for many newspapers, cartoons, books, commercials, and video games. They live and work in Brooklyn, New York.