Newbery Medal winner!
Every year, the people of the Protectorate – a walled gray city surrounded by a dangerous magical forest – sacrifice a baby to the Witch. They believe this sacrifice allows them to live in the city without the Witchâ€™s interference, and so no one ever fights back against this cruel tradition.
What they donâ€™t know is that there really is a Witch, and that she rescues those babies and carries them through the forest to safety in other cities. Until one year, when the Witch decides to keep the baby – a girl she calls Luna. And when she grows up, Luna will be the one to change things forever.