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The illustrations are wonderful and the best part of the book They are cozy but dark in color and perfectly Halloweeny and marvelous and fun and determined The story itself is cute enough, about a little girl wanting to fly but then, only witches can fly, so is she a witch McGhee notes in a brief introduction that she has written the story using a sestina rhyme scheme made famous by the French troubadours in the 12th Century Cool But, um I did not feel it made for the best The illustrations are wonderful and the best part of the book They are cozy but dark in color and perfectly Halloweeny and marvelous and fun and determined The story itself is cute enough, about a little girl wanting to fly but then, only witches can fly, so is she a witch McGhee notes in a brief introduction that she has written the story using a sestina rhyme scheme made famous by the French troubadours in the 12th Century Cool But, um I did not feel it made for the best children s story It just felt a bit choppy when sectioned out into the 32 page picture book format, and some of the rhymes, which could probably be wonderfully appreciated by adults seeing the thing as a complete poem on the page, just felt a bit awkward and as if the author had to try too hard to fit them into the story format Too, these aren t the typical rhymes that kids are used to and, thus, tend to love which is, of course, no reason to deny them Heck, expose your four year old to a sestina awesome, why not And some people will probably love it I just felt it was a bit too forced.Still, all in all this is a pleasant story for Halloween For those seekingadventurous and determined young witches learning to fly, might I suggest the marvelous animated film Kiki s Delivery Service directed by Miyazaki Only A Witch Can FlyBut One Little Girl Wants To Fly Than Anything So On A Special Night, With The Moon Shining Bright And Her Cat By Her Side, She Gathers Herself Up, She Grips Her Broom Tight, And She Tries And She Fails And She S Brave And She Tries Again UntilUtterly Enchanting, New York Times Best Selling Author Alison McGhee S Lyrical Language And Taeeun Yoo S Transcendent Linoleum Block Prints Create A Bewitching Tale About Finding One S Own Path That Will Send Your Heart Soaring Only A Witch Can Fly Is A Bank Street Best Children S Book Of The Year With breathtakingly beautiful linoleum block print illustrations from Taeeun Yoo whose debut picture book, The Little Red Fish , has won many accolades and an engaging story idea about a young girl who longs to fly, this is the sort of picture book I ought and want to love Unfortunately, Alison McGhee s decision to use the sestina to tell her tale, results in a narrative that I believe will prove troublesome for many young readers.I certainly wish that this were not so, as Only A Witch With breathtakingly beautiful linoleum block print illustrations from Taeeun Yoo whose debut picture book, The Little Red Fish , has won many accolades and an engaging story idea about a young girl who longs to fly, this is the sort of picture book I ought and want to love Unfortunately, Alison McGhee s decision to use the sestina to tell her tale, results in a narrative that I believe will prove troublesome for many young readers.I certainly wish that this were not so, as Only A Witch Can Fly is simply a gorgeous book, with a style and story perfectly suited to the Halloween season It may be that I am falling into the same sort of error against which I habitually rail namely, of underestimating the abilities and interests of young readers in which case, I apologize But I suspect that the artwork on this one will be the main draw for most children Title Only A Witch Can Fly By Alison McGhee Illustrated By Taeeun YooRating NoSummary A witch takes her first moonlit flight Age 4 6Pros The illustrations are lovely, evocative A limited color palate is used black, green, brown, cream this illustrates the lure of the moon for the witch in the story.Cons The premise of the story is clear because of the illustrations but the text doesnt work as well The rhyming text is lyrical and poetic but its rough and confusing also, with a rhyming Title Only A Witch Can Fly By Alison McGhee Illustrated By Taeeun YooRating NoSummary A witch takes her first moonlit flight Age 4 6Pros The illustrations are lovely, evocative A limited color palate is used black, green, brown, cream this illustrates the lure of the moon for the witch in the story.Cons The premise of the story is clear because of the illustrations but the text doesn t work as well The rhyming text is lyrical and poetic but it s rough and confusing also, with a rhyming scheme that is often off The text reads as if it belongs in a book for older children, rather than a picture book This is a classic example of text and illustrations not coinciding well together This book made me feel like I really wanted to fly Call it lyrical, call it rhythmic few things can split a picture book crowd like poetic text.Where do you stand Some see it as a perfect way to expose young readers to the beauty and flexibility of language, while others see it as in some cases ignoring childrens sensibilities in an attempt to appeal to critics and parents who, after all, are the ones purchasing the book While I tend to side with the former, I have to admit that occasionally, poetic text can be a barrier to entry for Call it lyrical, call it rhythmic few things can split a picture book crowd like poetic text.Where do you stand Some see it as a perfect way to expose young readers to the beauty and flexibility of language, while others see it as in some cases ignoring children s sensibilities in an attempt to appeal to critics and parents who, after all, are the ones purchasing the book While I tend to side with the former, I have to admit that occasionally, poetic text can be a barrier to entry for beginning readers That may be the case with Only a Witch Can Fly, and it s too bad the artwork is fantastic A simple story with just enough of a poetic complexity to keep the debate going.In this Halloween themed story, the action begins after the trick or treating is over After changing out of her witch costume and heading to bed, a dark haired girl is struck by an urge to see if she can fly as real witches do Grabbing her broomstick and heading outside with little brother and black cat following, the girl tries her luck After a stumble, and some encouragement from her brother, the witch in training gets it right, flying into the night sky and leaving her father gaping at the window.McGhee utilizes a 12th century French poetic form known as sestina to tell the story The results may be too abstract for some youngsters to tackle by themselves While repetition is present a good thing for kids , there are elegant flourishes that may be lost on some.Taeeun Yoo s beautiful linoleum block print illustrations make the story accessible I challenge you to find these images as anything less than amazing In a way, block print is the opposite of drawing Where artists usually draw lines first and fill them in, block prints color things in and leave the lines invisible Yoo works with green, orange, brown, and black, to create spread after spread of memorable images.While Only a Witch Can Fly has a poetic essence that may split audiences, the story still comes through thanks to beautiful artwork I m split as to what I think about this book On one hand, I like that it is written in sestina form, which is pretty cool I don t think, unfortunately, that kids well even recognize that it s something special, or that it s written that way on purpose, instead of a weird sentence structure that feels odd to them I also enjoyed the block prints Not a bad little book. Don t know what to think about this one The illustrations seem to suggest that the little girl is a member of a family of witches But then they could also be interpreted as depicting a family with a highly imaginative daughter who wishes she could fly I like the nighttime illustrations, but suspect that they may not be correctly interpreting the author s intent in the text An odd book. Utterly charming illustrations Not to mention the fun revisitation of the childhood fantasy of flying. The pictures allude to Halloween, but it s not actually mentioned or referenced, so the book works for other times of year, too.