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The Witch's Boy

(2005)
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A wondrous journey through the realms of magic

They call him Lump. Ugly, misshapen -- more goblin than human child -- abandoned as an infant and taken in by a witch, he is nursed by a bear, tutored by a djinn; his only playmates are the creatures of the forest, whose language he learns to speak.

But when Lump inevitably stumbles into the human world, his innocence is no match for the depths of people's cruelty, which turns his heart to stone, and fuels a vengeance that places him and his witch mother in deadly peril. Yet these disasters also send Lump on a journey of self-discovery, to realms deep within the earth and far beyond mortal imagination.

In this stunning fantasy debut, Michael Gruber has created a world that is at once deceptively familiar and stunningly original, a world of cruelty, beauty, legend, truth, and above all, wonder. Readers will delight in the author's ingenious retelling of classic fairy tales and will marvel at the stunning new tale of a boy raised by a witch, a cat, a bear, and a demon.

Genre: Young Adult Fantasy

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April 2009 : USA Library Binding

Title: The Witch's Boy
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-4395-7567-3 / 978-1-4395-7567-3 (USA edition)
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May 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Witch's Boy
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May 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Witch's Boy
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ISBN: 1-4169-0138-8 / 978-1-4169-0138-9 (USA edition)
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April 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Witch's Boy
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ISBN: 0-06-076165-2 / 978-0-06-076165-3 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Hardback
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Title: Witch's Boy, The
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-076164-4 / 978-0-06-076164-6 (USA edition)
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Paperback Editions

April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: Witch's Boy, The
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-076167-9 / 978-0-06-076167-7 (USA edition)
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April 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Witch's Boy
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ISBN: 1-4169-0139-6 / 978-1-4169-0139-6 (USA edition)
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Audio Editions

2008 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Witch's Boy - on Playaway
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 1-60514-459-2 / 978-1-60514-459-7 (USA edition)
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March 2005 : USA Audio CD
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Title: The Witch's Boy CD
Author(s): Michael Gruber
ISBN: 0-06-078596-9 / 978-0-06-078596-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: HarperFestival
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