Getting a witch for Christmas may sound a bit crazy but not if it is a copy of the book, “Jackson vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup” by Belinda Anderson. This is a great story for the in-between age group that is too old for children’s stories and not old enough for teen novels. Set in a town which will remind the reader of Alderson, it includes many local landmarks such as the depot.This and other books by Anderson such as “Buckle Up, Buttercup”, “The Well Ain’t Dry Yet”, and “The Bingo Cheaters” make great gifts for the young and not so young. Anderson will be autographing these and copies of her four volume Alderson series, “History Highlights and Tantalizing Tidbits” about the town, at Alderson’s Store on Saturday, December 16 starting at 2:00 p.m.Often a topic in Anderson’s Alderson series, Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller is also the subject of a recent book, “Groom of the Tomb” by Demian Katz, a librarian at Villanova University. His work was inspired by a collection of her novels found in the basement of the library. This book is also available at Alderson’s Store.Mayor Travis Copenhaver said, “If you are tired of your kids or grandkids always playing video games, perhaps what they would respond to is a really exciting book. ‘Jackson vs. Witchy Wanda’ may be just what you are looking for.”All Alderson shops will be open on Saturday and the Alderson Fire Department and EMS activities start at 6:00 p.m.PHOTO CAPTION: The cover of the book “Jackson vs. Witchy Wanda: Making Kid Soup” by Belinda Anderson.