Pip and the Wood Witch Curse

A Spindlewood Tale

Dark, scary, and magnificently illustrated, this is a new series not to be missed! The great walled city of Hangman’s Hollow is at war with the forest outside. Into this war, one dreadful night, fate delivers a skinny, helpless boy. But maybe Pip isn’t as helpless as he seems. Maybe he is the one who will defeat the wood witches and rescue the children of Hangman’s Hollow.

  • 176 Pages
  • 5.125" x 7.6875"
  • 9780807565483
  • September 2012

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  • May 2015

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  • Mould’s eerie black-and-white sketches enhance the story and add to the tone of mystery and danger. A short, suspenseful tale.

    - School Library Journal

  • Middle-grade horror fans won’t need to get the allusions to Great Expectations to enjoy this slim chapter book’s gruesome details and wild adventure‚ĶJust right for a spooky read-aloud.

    - Booklist

Awards & Accolades

  • 2013 IRA-CBC Children's Choices
  • VOYA Top Shelf Fiction for Middle School Readers 2012

Common Core

RL.1.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,9 RL.2.1,2,3,4,5,6,7,10


  • Accelerated Reader Points: 3.00
  • ATOS Level: 5.50