Happy Book Birthday to Wendy Xu for her middle grade graphic novel released today. Perfect for fans of Studio Ghibli and Kiki’s Delivery Service, this is a magical tale that blends elements from Chinese mythology with witches!

Sophie is a young witch whose mother and grandmother want her to attend the Royal Magic Academy. Her magic however needs some work. She’s sent to relatives she’s never met before to train. When one of her spells goes wrong she turns a dragon into a human. As she tries to put things right, she discovers a power with magic of its own, friendship.

Xu’s artwork wonderfully blends Chinese mythology with a New England setting. A fun tale with a positive message, this is a MUST READ.