"An enchanting, witty, whimsical Wizard of Oz meets Steampunk ride! With endearing characters, vivid world-building, humor and fun, The Witch of Zal also has its serious side, digging into the meaning of freedom andindividuality. Kerry Gans's writing has a ton of heart and soul." ~ Kit Grindstaff, author of The Flame in the Mist (Delacorte Press), SCBWI Crystal Kite award winner 2014
"Brothers Grimm meet The Giver in this richly imagined retelling of The Wonderful Wizard of Oz with an apocalyptic twist. Gans gives us an uplifting story of friendship and sacrifice that empower one girl to find the courage to transform her authoritarian world." ~ Donna Galanti, author of Joshua and The Lightning Road series (Month9Books)
"The Witch of Zal is a truly exciting adventure...futuristic...sure to thrill. In a place where no one has free will, one girl dares to make her own choices when she decides not to let the government take away her beloved petbot. Where evil zombicorns roam, where the future of a world is at stake, the only true salvation rests with one girl who dares to be different. An unforgettable ride!" ~ Marie Lamba, author of What I Meant..., Over My Head, and Drawn
"Kerry Gans reweaves the classic journey in the Land of Oz in a voice that speaks directly to the young reader of today... The Witch of Zal grabs you from page one and creates a world full of mystery, adventure, and extraordinary characters that explodes in your imagination with dazzling color while exploring how choices impact friends, family and the essence of who we are." ~ Keith Strunk, actor, author, teacher and co-founder of River Union Stage, bringing Shakespeare to 4th and 5th grades for 14 years.