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Blueberry Girl by Neil Gaiman

The story opens with an image of 3 ladies. The accompanying text says “Ladies of light and Ladies of darkness…” Both the text and imagery are things that a Pagan child can identify with.

The end of the opening page has the line “this is a prayer for a blueberry girl.” While Pagans don’t specifically pray, the story reads like an incantation one might find at a Paganing or Wiccaning ritual. That is why I am including it in this book review.

Fantasy artist, Charles Vess, illustrated the book with whimsical and colorful images. There are girls of all types who frolic and tumble on the pages.

Many of the short verses can be seen as having a connection to Wiccan ideals. I think this book would make a good welcoming gift to a newborn girl in many Pagan families.