Wanda hates her little brother, Zane. But don't judge her for it — Zane is an absolute terror, and her parents blame Wanda for his monstrous behavior. On her eleventh birthday, Wanda makes a wish: to find her true family, because she knows deep down that this one can't be hers. She gets a surprise visit from a talking bluebird named Voltaire who seems wise and confirms her suspicion that someone has been meddling with her life. He knows the secret... he just can't remember what it is right now.
Together they venture into the Scary Wood, where they encounter many magical creatures as they search for the truth. None of these adversaries prepares her for the biggest one: a witch named Raymunda, who has put her and her family under a spell. Will Wanda succeed in breaking the curse, or will she be stuck in the wrong life forever? This Princess Bride-style fairy tale romp, full of wry humor, magic creatures, and adventure and accented with cartoonish illustrations, is sure to delight young fantasy fans.