Witch Hazel


By Molly Idle

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Transform dust into magical memories in this moving intergenerational tale that celebrates stories and the time we have together.

Something magical happens when Hazel and Hilda are together. As the seasons pass, Hazel’s broom whisks the dust off many years of joyful memories, and young Hilda watches them come to life. But is it magic making memories…or are memories making magic?
This poignant tale and artistic tour de force from Caldecott Honoree Molly Idle gently explores the passage of time and the transcendent power of sharing our stories.

  • An Indie Next Pick
  • "The story’s...attention to memory and loss tenderly shows how the capacity to tell stories is passed on."
    Publishers Weekly
  • “Idle’s wispy, fine-lined depictions of memories are conveyed in a white that nearly glows off the terrestrial browns, as do the sparks of magic that fly through the air in graceful, flowing lines. A bewitching examination of the abiding power of memories and story."
    Horn Book
  • "The sparkling-white details of the art lend the illustrations a dreamlike quality. Once again, Caldecott Honoree Idle (Flora and the Flamingo, 2013) captivates, infusing realism with fairy tale."
  • "A reassuring tale about the power of memory and storytelling to provide comfort for grieving children."
    School Library Journal

On Sale
Oct 11, 2022
Page Count
40 pages

Molly Idle

About the Author

Molly Idle is the award-winning creator of many books, including the mermaid tales Pearl and Coral. Molly’s work as an author-illustrator also includes the Tea Rex series and the Caldecott Honor Book Flora and the Flamingo. Molly lives in Arizona with her family and invites you to visit her at idleillustration.com.

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