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