Can one twelve-year-old girl fight a witch?
After accidentally using advanced magic, Suli must leave her village to become a wise woman or be shunned as a witch.
Suli's magical education with the wise woman, Tala, is cut short when a witch kidnaps Tala to learn the secret of shape-shifting.
Believing Suli will be easier prey, the witch tries to kidnap her too. But Suli has talents the witch doesn't suspect. She, too, has inherited the ability to change shape. With the help of a crow teacher, she learns to fly and to talk with animals.
Then the witch asks Suli to make a terrible choice: either live with the witch as her apprentice, or Tala will never be seen again.
If Suli agrees, she'll be shunned as a witch for the rest of her life.
"The two things I dreamed of doing as a child were to fly and to talk to animals. This marvelous children's book brought this reader back to that happiest of times when everything was possible and wishes could come true."
Ginny Rorby, winner of the American Library Association's Schneider Family Book Award for her YA novel, Hurt Go Happy, a novel about a chimpanzee who uses sign-language.
The Third Kind of Magic is a delightful 236 page middle-grade novel for fans of strong girl heroines.