Was boarding school supposed to be this hard? When studious thirteen-year-old Juniper wins a scholarship to the prestigious Ellsmere Academy, she expects to find a scholastic utopia. But living at Ellsmere is far from ideal: She is labeled a “special project,” Ellsmere's queen bee Emily is out to destroy her, and it’s rumored that a mythical beast roams the forest next to the school.
When Jun bonds with a fellow classmate, Cassie, who's also suffered Emily's attention, they decide to investigate... but when Emily threatens Jun's last connection with her late father, their conflict will finally come to the fore. With revamped art and now in full color, One Year at Ellsmere is an endearing ― and surprising ― middle-grade graphic novel from beloved author Faith Erin Hicks!