Random House Graphic Mel The Chosen
Random House Graphic Mel The Chosen

Mel The Chosen

By Rachele Aragno


Publication Date: July 20, 2021

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Ages 8 to 12, Grades 3 to 7

In this magical middle-grade graphic novel, nothing is more dangerous than a wish come true.

More than anything, Mel wants to be a grown-up, and to make her own decisions, instead of having her parents pick what she wears, where they live, what they have for dinner, and where she goes to school. Then Mel gets the chance to travel to a magical world, where she can make her own choices and return all grown up. But what happens when you get older without living your life along the way?

Enchanting adventures and magical mishaps abound as Mel grapples with what it means to grow up.

Rachele Aragno brings this enchanting story to life with a gorgeous watercolor style that feels both comfortingly classic and delightfully fresh! Anyone who has ever wished to grow up faster, or for just for a little bit of magic, will love Mel the Chosen.

About the Author

Born in 1982 in a small town in Tuscany, Rachele immediately began planning to become a cartoonist. She has a degree from the International Comics School in Rome, in foreign comics. She has worked with several independent publishing houses, the World Health Organization, and US publisher Image Comics. Mel the Chosen is her first graphic novel.

Author Residence: Italy

Author Hometown: Italy

Format: Trade Paperback

Length: 208 pages

Publisher: Random House Graphic

Publication Date: July 20, 2021

ISBN: 9780593301234

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