May 2, 2024

Suppose You Met a Witch

Would you like to meet a witch? What would happen if she popped you into a sack and stole you away?

In 1973, Ed Emberley had been prolifically creating children’s books for more than a decade when he conceived his most ambitious project to date. Suppose You Met a Witch, featuring Emberley’s signature woodcuts at their most lavish, is a beautiful, wondrous visual masterpiece, even though it became one of the hardest-to-find works in Emberley’s catalogue. 

The book uses Ian Serraillier’s striking poem and Ed Emberley’s psychedelic illustrations to show us what happens when two clever and resourceful children encounter a witch in the darkest part of the wood.

In September 2023, Anthology Editions reissued this wonderful book, packed with extraordinary imagery and rich with visual wit, to reintroduce it to new audiences, and let us all experience what it must be like to be under a witch’s spell.

Get your copy here from Anthology Editions, Amazon, or your preferred bookseller.