by Wendy Xu

On Sale: 11/16/2021


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by Wendy Xu

illustrated by Wendy Xu

On Sale: 11/16/2021


About the Book

*Indie Next List pick*

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?

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Critical Praise

“Reminiscent of Kiki’s Delivery Service, the colorful panels are filled with movement, and the manga-style art pops. A fun, fantastical romp.” - Kirkus Reviews


Product Details

  • ISBN: 9780062955807
  • ISBN 10: 0062955802
  • Imprint: Quill Tree Books
  • On Sale: 11/16/2021
  • Pages: 240
  • List Price:26.99 CAD
  • Ages: 8 to 12
  • BISAC1 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fairy Tales, Folklore, Legends & Mythology
  • BISAC2 : JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy
  • BISAC3 : JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic

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