Angsty tween Courtney Crumrin hates everyone, including her new classmates, her parents, and her old-as-dirt uncle Aloysius. But Uncle A has got a few tricks up his sleeve, and they don't involve cards. The man is a warlock, and his magic books are the answers to all of Courtney's problems. Soon Courtney's teaching herself spells to deal with bullies, homework, babysitting, and more-but with every spell she casts, the deeper she gets into a world of magic she doesn't understand. Enter the world of Courtney Crumrin with this introductory trade, now in softcover and only $10!