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Sophie is a young witch growing up with the weight of the expectations of her family on her still young shoulders. One day, to prepare her for her entrance audition to a prestigious magic school, she is sent to live with her aunt and cousin to train. While there her frustrations at her lack of knowledge and training, and her low self-belief lead to a small incident that risks destabilizing the world (or at least the local coast)! The art work in this graphic novel is beautiful, reminiscent of the worlds created by Studio Ghibli in films such as Kiki, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Sophie is a great character who children and adults alike will identify with. This book is great for learning about self-acceptance, family, love, and friendship.

— Hannah Reidell

Sophie is a young witch growing up with the weight of the expectations of her family on her still young shoulders. One day, to prepare her for her entrance audition to a prestigious magic school, she is sent to live with her aunt and cousin to train. While there her frustrations at her lack of knowledge and training, and her low self-belief lead to a small incident that risks destabilizing the world (or at least the local coast)! The art work in this graphic novel is beautiful, reminiscent of the worlds created by Studio Ghibli in films such as Kiki, Spirited Away, and Howl’s Moving Castle. Sophie is a great character who children and adults alike will identify with. This book is great for learning about self-acceptance, family, love, and friendship.

— Hannah Reidell

Description


Perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli and The Tea Dragon Society, this is a magically heartwarming graphic novel about self-acceptance and friendship.

Sophie is a young witch whose mother and grandmother pressure her to attend the Royal Magic Academy—the best magic school in the realm—even though her magic is shaky at best. To train for her entrance exams, Sophie is sent to relatives she’s never met.

Cousin Sage and Great-Aunt Lan seem more interested in giving Sophie chores than in teaching her magic. Frustrated, Sophie attempts magic on her own, but the spell goes wrong, and she accidentally entangles her magic with the magic of a young water dragon named Lir.

Lir is trapped on land and can’t remember where he came from. Even so, he’s everything Sophie isn’t—beloved by Sophie’s family and skilled at magic. With his help, Sophie might just ace her entrance exams, but that means standing in the way of Lir’s attempts to regain his memories. Sophie knows what she’s doing is wrong, but without Lir’s help, can she prove herself?

About the Author


Wendy Xu is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and comics artist with several upcoming graphic novels from HarperCollins. She is the co-creator of Mooncakes, a young adult fantasy graphic novel published in 2019 from Lion Forge Comics/Oni Press, which has been nominated for Hugo, Ignatz, and GoodReads Choice awards. Her work has been featured on Catapult, B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, and Tor.com, among other places. Visit her online at www.artofwendyxu.com.



Wendy Xu is a Brooklyn-based illustrator and comics artist with several upcoming graphic novels from HarperCollins. She is the co-creator of Mooncakes, a young adult fantasy graphic novel published in 2019 from Lion Forge Comics/Oni Press, which has been nominated for Hugo, Ignatz, and GoodReads Choice awards. Her work has been featured on Catapult, B&N Sci-Fi and Fantasy Blog, and Tor.com, among other places. Visit her online at www.artofwendyxu.com.



Product Details
ISBN: 9780062955791
ISBN-10: 0062955799
Publisher: Quill Tree Books
Publication Date: November 16th, 2021
Pages: 240
Language: English