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Salt Magic

A stunning, utterly unique graphic fairy tale written by Hope Larson and illustrated by Rebecca Mock.

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.

Praise for Salt Magic:

“Mock’s art is loose and effortless, the characters’ facial expressions telling as much of the story as Larson’s words do. A master class in fabulism done right.” —Booklist, Starred Review

“The best comics reading experience I’ve had in a long time.” —Ben Hatke, author-illustrator of #1 New York Times Bestselling Zita the Spacegirl series

“Sumptuously detailed in all aspects, readers of all ages will be whisked away by this unique and modern fairy tale. Hope Larson and Rebecca Mock take a story filled with fantasy and imagination and ground it with great humanity and depth. A book to return to over and over again.” —Jen Wang, author-illustrator of the Eisner award-winning The Prince and the Dressmaker

“The perfect alchemy of gorgeous illustration and richly imagined story.” —Victoria Ying, author-illustrator of City of Secrets

Rebecca’s artwork is some of the most gorgeous cartooning I have ever seen, bringing Hope’s incredible storytelling to vibrant life. With witches, magic, and cowboys, you’ve never read a Western like this before!” —Cathy G. Johnson, author-illustrator of The Breakaways

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The Author

Rebecca Mock

REBECCA MOCK is a New York Times bestselling illustrator and comics artist. They illustrated the graphic novels Compass South, Knife’s Edge, and Salt Magic, written by Hope Larson, and their artwork can be found in newspapers, cartoons, books, commercials and video games. Rebecca lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Visit their website at rebeccamock.com.

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