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Wingbearer



by
Marjorie Liu
illustrated by
Teny Issakhanian

Edition
Hardcover edition
Publisher
HarperCollins
Imprint
Quill Tree
ISBN
9780062741165
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From bestselling author Marjorie Liu and debut illustrator Teny Issakhanian comes the first in an epic new middle grade graphic novel series perfect for fans of Amulet.

Zuli is extraordinary—she just doesn’t realize it yet. Raised by mystical bird spirits in the branches of the Great Tree, she’s never ventured beyond this safe haven. Until now.

A sinister force threatens the life-giving magic of the tree, and Zuli, along with her guardian owl, Frowly, must get to the root of it.

So begins an adventure bigger than anything Zuli could’ve ever imagined—one that will bring her face-to-face with an ancient dragon, the so-called Witch-Queen, and most surprisingly: her true identity.

Full-color illustrations created with Adobe Photoshop.

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Details

Format

Print

Page Count

208

Trim Size

9" x 6"

Dewey

F

AR

3.1: points 2

Genre

Fic

Scholastic Reading Counts

0

JLG Release

Apr 2022

Book Genres

Graphic Novels

Topics

Friendship. Coming of age. Fantasy. Action and adventure. 

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Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5-8-Zuli, a Black child and the only one of her kind, lives in a sacred tree that holds the souls of birds that have died and are waiting to be reborn. Zuli was raised with love by the Wings, the guardians of birds' souls, who taught her to work with them. The birds' souls tell her their stories as she helps them move on, which always makes her wonder where she came from and what the world is like beyond the tree. One day, everything changes-birds are dying, but their souls aren't returning to the tree to be reborn. The Wings, ever protective of Zuli, reluctantly let her leave the safety of the tree to find out what's happening. She encounters mystical creatures, frightening situations, and surprising revelations about her origins. Zuli's companion, Frowly the owl, adds some humor to this dramatic story. Liu (Monstress) creates a dreamy, thrilling narrative. Issakhanian's artwork is the perfect complement to the story; the illustrations are gorgeous, the facial expressions dynamic, and color deftly depicts the ethereal spirit worlds, contrasted with the more dramatic worlds and creatures Zuli visits. VERDICT This beautifully rendered tale of searching, mystery, and danger will appeal to fantasy readers who enjoy stories of adventure and discovery.-Carla Riemer

Praise & Reviews

School Library Journal

Gr 5-8-Zuli, a Black child and the only one of her kind, lives in a sacred tree that holds the souls of birds that have died and are waiting to be reborn. Zuli was raised with love by the Wings, the guardians of birds' souls, who taught her to work with them. The birds' souls tell her their stories as she helps them move on, which always makes her wonder where she came from and what the world is like beyond the tree. One day, everything changes-birds are dying, but their souls aren't returning to the tree to be reborn. The Wings, ever protective of Zuli, reluctantly let her leave the safety of the tree to find out what's happening. She encounters mystical creatures, frightening situations, and surprising revelations about her origins. Zuli's companion, Frowly the owl, adds some humor to this dramatic story. Liu (Monstress) creates a dreamy, thrilling narrative. Issakhanian's artwork is the perfect complement to the story; the illustrations are gorgeous, the facial expressions dynamic, and color deftly depicts the ethereal spirit worlds, contrasted with the more dramatic worlds and creatures Zuli visits. VERDICT This beautifully rendered tale of searching, mystery, and danger will appeal to fantasy readers who enjoy stories of adventure and discovery.-Carla Riemer

Grades 2-6
Graphic Novels Elementary Plus
For Grades 2-6

The 12 books in this category are kid-friendly, age appropriate fiction and nonfiction titles featuring sequential art and text designed to attract avid and reluctant readers alike.

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Interests
Chapter Books,Diversity,ESL,Fiction,Funny/Humorous,Graphic Novels,Reluctant Readers,Transitional Readers
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