Witch Hat Atelier 1 (Paperback)

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Witch Hat Atelier 1 (Paperback)


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This is book number 1 in the Witch Hat Atelier series.

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After reading only the first volume, I knew I needed the rest. The plot and characters feel comfortingly familiar but also entirely unique. If that weren’t enough, the illustrations are stunningly beautiful in a style that gives me the same feeling as watching a Studio Ghibli film.

— Hailey

Best of the Year — AV Club, New York Public Library, Nerdist, SYFY Wire, Chicago Public Library

"Harry Potter meets Kiki's Delivery Service!" -AV Club

A beautifully-illustrated story about a girl who longs for magic in her life and learns that, on the inside, she already is what she wishes she could be. Reminiscent of Studio Ghibli, this lushly-drawn story has captured the hearts of fantasy fans worldwide.

In a world where everyone takes wonders like magic spells and dragons for granted, Coco is a girl with a simple dream: She wants to be a witch. But everybody knows magicians are born, not made, and Coco was not born with a gift for magic. Resigned to her un-magical life, Coco is about to give up on her dream to become a witch...until the day she meets Qifrey, a mysterious, traveling magician. After secretly seeing Qifrey perform magic in a way she's never seen before, Coco soon learns what everybody "knows" might not be the truth, and discovers that her magical dream may not be as far away as it may seem...
Kamome Shirahama is best known in the United States for her comics cover art at DC and Marvel, including such titles as Star Wars: Doctor Aphra and Batgirl and the Birds of Prey. Witch Hat Atelier is her first manga to be released in English.
Product Details ISBN: 9781632367709
ISBN-10: 163236770X
Publisher: Kodansha Comics
Publication Date: April 9th, 2019
Pages: 208
Language: English
Series: Witch Hat Atelier
Harry Potter meets Kiki’s Delivery Service… [A] radiant, exuberant fantasy manga… the real magic tome is the one the reader is holding.” -AV Club

Stunning… [Witch Hat Atelier] really is some sort of landmark for writing middle-grade fantasy.” -Alex De Campi (Twisted Romance, No Mercy)

“In a world that can often be filled with darkness, Witch Hat Atelier presents a brilliant and bright fable… 2019 has been a banner year for gorgeous English-language manga translations and Witch Hat Atelier sits atop that list.” -Nerdist

"A great pick for Harry Potter fans, manga readers who like really good art, or just about anybody, really." -Brigid Alverson, B&N Sci-Fi & Fantasy Blog

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