Quiet... birds... nature... That's what Aster expects when her parents move their whole family to the middle of nowhere. It's just her (status: super-bored), her mom and dad (status: busy with science), her brother (status: has other plans), and... magic?
In her new home, Aster meets a mysterious old woman with a herd of dogs who gives her a canine companion of her own. But when she and her dog Buzz are adventuring in the forest, they run into a trickster spirit who gives Aster three wishes. After wishing for the ability to understand and talk to her dog, she becomes only able to talk in dog language... and the trouble she gets into is just starting. Maybe the middle of nowhere will be more interesting than Aster thought.
Kids will love this fun, action-packed fantasy adventure graphic novel about a girl, her dog, and magic gone wrong! Aster's adventures continue in the sequel, Aster and the Mixed-Up Magic.
"Friendly, accessible cartooning from Karensac lights up Pico’s whimsical world, endowing the offbeat characters and adorable creatures with a look simultaneously idiosyncratic and familiar. Aster’s confidence, impulsiveness, and quick thinking combine to create a strong and sympathetic heroine, and the supporting cast, including Buzz [the dog] and a trio of diminutive chestnut knights, fills out the world with memorable personalities. Spirited adventure and an oddball sense of humor make this a promising start to a series that will be perfect for fans of the Hilda comics." — Publishers Weekly
|Recommended Age||7 - 10|
|Publication Date||Mar 3, 2020|
|Publisher||Random House Graphic|