Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

Cattywampus is charming as all heck, featuring tough as nails characters, a sweet raccoon, and a kiddo learning that it's okay to be part of a pack. An Appalachia setting as vibrant as the characters and the first depiction of Androgen Insensitivity Syndrome I've ever seen in middle grade make this especially special! -M 


The magical story of a hex that goes haywire, and the power of friendship to set things right! In the town of Howler's Hollow, conjuring magic is strictly off-limits. Only nothing makes Delpha McGill's skin crawl more than rules. So when she finds her family's secret book of hexes, she's itching to use it to banish her mama's money troubles. She just has to keep it quieter than a church mouse -- not exactly Delpha's specialty. Trouble is, Katybird Hearn is hankering to get her hands on the spell book, too. The daughter of a rival witching family, Katy has reasons of her own for wanting to learn forbidden magic, and she's not going to let an age-old feud or Delpha's contrary ways stop her. But their quarrel accidentally unleashes a hex so heinous it resurrects a graveyard full of angry Hearn and McGill ancestors bent on total destruction. If Delpha and Katy want to reverse the spell in time to save everyone in the Hollow from rampaging zombies, they'll need to mend fences and work together.

Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo

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