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Aster and the accidental magic. #1 / Thom Pico and Karensac ; translated by Anne and Owen Smith.

Pico, Thom, (author.). Karensac, (illustrator.). Smith, Owen (Owen M.), (translator.). Smith, Anne Collins, (translator.). Pico, Thom. Génie saligaud. English. (Added Author). Pico, Thom. Renard furax. English. (Added Author).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J G PIC (Text) 33500013224571 New Checked out 06/09/2020
Moorhead Public Library J G PIC (Text) 33500013224563 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593118849
  • ISBN: 0593118847
  • ISBN: 9780593118856
  • ISBN: 0593118855
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First Random House Graphic edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Random House Graphic, an imprint of Random House Children's Books, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, 2020.

Content descriptions

General Note:
"Originally published in two volumes, Aubépine 1: Le génie saligaud, and Aubépine 2: Le renard furax, in France by Dupuis in 2018."
Summary, etc.:
Aster is bored at her new home in the mountains in the middle of nowhere--until she meets an odd old shepherdess and her woolly dogs, a sneaky genie, and an angry fox.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 March #2
    Two separate but linked adventures introduce Aster, who isn't pleased when her family moves from the city to the mountains. Forced to drop her video games and explore the valley, she literally stumbles upon a magical being known as the Trickster Rapscallion, who offers her three wishes. Of course, the wishes don't go quite as planned, and Aster must scramble to rectify her mistakes and prevent a coming catastrophe. The second adventure sees her contending with the fox spirit of autumn after a magical mishap causes the mountain—and time itself—to fall out of balance. Fast-paced action and adventure make for a winning combination when joined with Karensac's charming character design and bold pastel colors. As the story expands, so too does its world, as Aster is aided by a series of lovable side characters, including a talking dog, a mysterious old shepherd woman, and a trio of Chestnut Knights—tiny, cloaked warriors who steal the show. A joyous middle-grade romp for fans of Ben Hatke. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Thom Pico was born in 1989 in Périgueux. Since then, his enthusiasm for writing has led him to a number of different projects, including theater, writing and youth workshops -- until Karensac offered to collaborate with him on their new comic book project. You can find him online at @ThomPico.

Karensac was born in 1990 in Grenoble. Always passionate about comics, her webcomic won the Angouleme New Voices prize for online work. Aster and the Accidental Magic is her first graphic novel. You can find her online at @MlleKarensac.

Subject: Graphic novels.
Country life > Fiction.
Dogs > Fiction.
Foxes > Fiction.
Genies > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Graphic novels.

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