Publication Date: November 7, 2023
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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7
Hildafolk meets Wingbearer in Atana and the Firebird, the first book in a middle grade graphic novel duology by debut author Vivian Zhou, which follows the adventures of a mermaid, a firebird, and a witch as they become entangled with the mysterious and powerful Witch Queen, who may hold the key to Atana’s past.
Atana’s island may be quiet and peaceful, but mostly, it’s lonely. With the outside world full of magic hunters who would stop at nothing to trap a mermaid like herself, Atana has never been brave enough to swim far from her island’s shores and seek the answers to her mysterious past—until Ren unexpectedly crashes into her life.A firebird whose kind has not been seen for hundreds of years, Ren’s arrival does not go unnoticed. Determined to both protect Ren and finally chase the answers she’s longed for, Atana embarks on an adventure that takes her and the firebird to strange new islands and entangles them with the powerful yet secretive Witch Queen.Generous though the Witch Queen’s offer of protection may be, an invitation to the Blue Palace can’t come without a price. And while the Palace’s splendid halls and library might hold the key to Atana’s past, will she be willing to pay the cost when it risks her chance of a bright new future?
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