Witch Hat Atelier, Volume 1

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Kodansha USA Publishing, LLC, 2019 - Charms - 208 pages
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...

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User Review  - oldandnewbooksmell - LibraryThing

Coco has been fascinated by magic since she was a little girl and bought a picture book about magic - but witches are born, not made, and unfortunately, Coco was not born with the gift for magic. She ... Read full review

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User Review  - MillieHennessy - LibraryThing

This was very cute. I'd almost prefer to see it as an animated movie so I could really see the movement of the magic. It'd be lovely in color too. I at least plan to read the next two volumes. Read full review

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About the author (2019)

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.

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