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Handbook for Hot Witches: Dame Darcy's Illustrated Guide to Magic, Love, and Creativity Hardcover – August 21, 2012

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Editorial Reviews

From School Library Journal

Gr 9 Up-This "illustrated guide to magic, love, and creativity" harkens back to the New Age bookstore shelves. Part graphic novel, part New Age primer, with dashes of astrology and crafts and pinches of beauty hints, the book packs a lot into its 200 pages. Overflowing with Dame Darcy's signature black-and-white illustrations, it provides a quiz for readers to determine their hot-witch type and then details the modern-day "hot witches"-enchantress, Bard, mystic, seer, Pagan, etc. Odd comic retellings of fairy tales are interspersed throughout, adding to the cacophony. This book will not be without its niche of dedicated fans who may be tired of seeing witches morphed and mainstreamed into glamorous high schoolers helping vampiric friends, but the visually and verbally crammed text will likely have a small audience.-Elaine Baran Black, Georgia Public Library Service, Atlantaα(c) Copyright 2011. Library Journals LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Media Source, Inc. No redistribution permitted.

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“Part graphic novel, part New Age primer, with dashes of astrology and crafts and pinches of beauty hints, the book packs a lot into its 200 pages.” ―School Library Journal

“Darcy's comics are aesthetic manifestos. . . . Darcy is a star.” ―The New York Times on Dame Darcy

“I think she's exquisite, let's put it that way. I wish I knew her in high school.” ―Thurston Moore of Sonic Youth on Dame Darcy

“[Darcy] has created a childlike, otherworldly realm, a land that hovers in the twilight space between the whimsical and the macabre. Ghosts and goblins, foul-tempered stepmothers, lovesick mermaids and charmed forest are all rendered in Darcy's distinctive hand, loose and flowing lines reminiscent of the work of Edward Gorey.” ―The Los Angeles Times on Meat Cake

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Product Details

  • Age Range: 12 - 18 years
  • Lexile Measure: 1020L (What's this?)
  • Hardcover: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Henry Holt and Co. (BYR); First Edition edition (August 21, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0805093796
  • ISBN-13: 978-0805093797
  • Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #962,672 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is Dame Darcy at her best! Plenty of artwork to satisfy her graphic fans, and the tales and advice are hilarious and thought provoking. One doesn't need to be a witch, or even to believe in magic, for this to be a book worth reading. There are recipes for candles, soap, and make up, horoscope information, and little bits of history as well.
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Handbook for Hot Witches is a sweet, girly guide that teaches young girls how to be ecologically aware, confident and creative in an otherwise challenging and sometimes difficult world. I enjoyed this book not only for the playful and visionary artwork, but also because it expands the minds of young girls to believe that being feminist and ecologically-minded is fun and something to be celebrated.
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This book covers the basics of many topics of interest to any Hot Witch or regular girl looking to be in touch with her femininity and in self-discovery. Nothing is written about in-depth but it certainly is a lovely introduction. The few paragraphs about love had told me more than entire articles and books have, very charmingly.I have a male friend from UK who has excited it dedicated some pages to the art of banjo playing, at which Ms. Dame Darcy is very good at. The drawings are as awesome as ever and the revisions of the traditional fairy tales were great. I like the attention to detail in depicting a diversity of girls and how they are all special in their own right. My little sister still has not returned it to me. It is definitely not a dull book, it starts with a fun test to determine what type of witch you are. As much as I would have liked to score Enchantress, my true nature was the nocturnal, story-telling, ever-creating Bard. Also a good introduction to Dame Darcy's art, her body of work is amazing. Buy it, you will be delighted that you did.
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I peeked at this book before gifting it to my niece and thought that it was very cute and actually had some pretty good advice for young girls. It's all about different types of 'witches' but really it is a cute way for a girl to explore her own personality and also has corresponding little projects per each type of witch. My niece liked it and read it all by the end of the day and then later I saw her sharing it with her friend. All in all, happy with the purchase!
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At first when I read through the sneak peek of the book after I ordered it, I thought the book was childish and not something a 21 year old witch would need. But I was late in canceling the order, so I got the book anyway. I was shocked at how good the book actually was. The palm reading section was by far the best I had ever seen. The spells and techniques seemed legit based on my previous knowledge and experience. The fairy tale parts and the quiz section seemed to take away from the overall feel. Five or six years ago this book would have helped me immensely. I would recommend this to any young witchling, but don't bother with the quiz section.
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Informative, fun, empowering and super creative...every girl should own a copy of this book. The artwork is the icing on the cake.
Love it!
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