Pip and the Wood Witch Curse
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Pip and the Wood Witch Curse

3.57 of 5 stars 3.57  ·  rating details  ·  35 ratings  ·  9 reviews
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.
Hardcover, 165 pages
Published September 1st 2012 by Albert Whitman & Company (first published January 6th 2011)
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Pip is a runaway orphan who ends up in the walled city of Hangman's Hollow, which up until that point he has only known from stories. Horror stories. There are no other children on the streets of the city but there are wood creatures and the spies from the city. Both on the hunt for the children, each for their own sinister purpose.

The book is fast-paced, adventurous and the names and creatures are fantastical enough that sometimes the story reads like a modern...more
Paige Turner
For all those fans of the Lemony Snicket and Tony DiTerlizzi books, here comes a new series to enthral you just as much. This is the story of Pip, a young orphan who on a dreadful winter’s night arrives in Hangman’s Hollow. Having escaped his miserable orphanage life, Pip finds that this new place is even worse. There are only a few children in the village and those few must stay completely hidden or may fall foul of the hook-handed man and the wicked creatures of the forest. All the other child...more
Meh. First, I give no credit to a book that has such an unsatisfying conclusion. I know it's set up to be the first in a series, but it reads more like a magazine serial in that regard - you've got to give me a little more to make me want to continue. Also, in typical Mould fashion, it conflates odd with confusing. I've liked some of his books, but am just not into this one. I couldn't wait for it to be over.
Melanie Au
Dark story with plenty of scary creatures, but more of a dark adventure than a horror story. Plot moved well and had a good amount of suspense and tension. I liked the creepy illustrations and british style writing.
This is the first in a series of fast-paced scary adventures with awesome illustrations. Sure to be a winner!
Sue Poduska
More than a little scary for timid youngsters, but well written. Illustrations are breathtaking.
Reminds me of Lemony Snickett. Lots of illustrations.
Enjoyable and slightly spooky/creepy fantasy.
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Chris Mould is the illustrator of Captain Beastlie’s Pirate Party, written by Lucy Coats. Chris went to art school at the age of sixteen. During this time, he did various jobs, from delivering papers to washing-up. He has won the Nottingham Children’s Book Award and been commended for the Sheffield. He loves his work and likes to write and draw the kind of books that he would have liked to have on...more
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