David Lubar; Illustrations by Marcos Calo
There’s something strange going on at Washington Irving Elementary School. Kids are turning into monsters—literally!
Angie knows freaky things happen sometimes. After all, it wasn’t so long ago that her younger brother, Sebastian, turned into a vampire. But she wasn’t at all prepared to become an unwilling witch! Now Angie has to figure out how to pass the power along to the right person—before it lands in the hands of the wrong person….
With its blend of humor and horror, The Unwilling Witch will appeal to the same audience that has made David Lubar's Weenies short story collections such a success.
“Lubar kicks off his six-book series of kids-as-monsters tales with an uncomplicated meditation of good vs. evil that riffs on Jekyll and Hyde…. Fans of Lubar’s Nathan Abercrombie zombie series will find much to like here.”
—Kirkus Reviews on Hyde and Shriek
“Whoever thinks the short story is dead, or that kids don’t like short stories, hasn’t talked to any real live kids and hasn’t read the latest in this popular series.”
—School Library Journal on Attack of the Vampire Weenies