The Witch's Face: A Mexican Tale

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Holiday House, 1993 - Juvenile Fiction - 32 pages
3 Reviews
An adaptation of a Mexican tale follows Don Aurelio as he falls in love with the youngest of three witches and makes a pact with her that will break the spell that makes her a witch.

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User Review  - isaacfellows - LibraryThing

The conception of witchcraft is weird here and definitely has cultural details that are fascinating, but the pace is such that one cannot help but be bored. For this reason I wouldn't use this at a ... Read full review

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User Review  - ktankers - LibraryThing

This is a good book to read to kids. I would use this book to introduce the genre of horror. Read full review


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About the author (1993)

Eric Kimmel was born in Brooklyn, NY in 1946. He received a bachelor's degree in English Literature from Lafayette College. He also has a Ph.D. in Education from the University of Illinois. He was an elementary school teacher and college professor before becoming a full-time writer. He has published over fifty titles, many of which have won state and national awards. His titles "Hershel and the Hanukkah Goblins" won the Caldecott Honor Medal, "The Chanukkah Guest" and "Gershon's Monster" won the Sydney Taylor Picture Book Award and "Anansi and the Talking Melon" won the Utah Children's Choice Award. Kimmel travels nationally and internationally visiting schools and talking about his books and telling stories.

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