The City on the Other Side

By: Mairghread Scott

Illustrator: Robin Robinson

Several years after the 1906 earthquake, a wealthy and sheltered young girl stumbles into a pitched war between two fairy kingdoms. The fate of San Francisco itself hangs in the balance!

ISBN: 9781250152558

JLG Release: Jun 2018


Sensitive Areas: Violence, Allusion to cannibalism, Depiction of severed heads

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Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

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Isabel, a young Latinx girl in early 20th-century San Francisco, becomes embroiled in a war between the Seelie and Unseelie fairy courts in this historical fiction/fantasy graphic novel. After the disappearance of his daughter and heir, the Seelie king is losing the war, and he sends a messenger with a powerful and mysterious necklace that was stol Isabel, a young Latinx girl in early 20th-century San Francisco, becomes embroiled in a war between the Seelie and Unseelie fairy courts in this historical fiction/fantasy graphic novel. After the disappearance of his daughter and heir, the Seelie king is losing the war, and he sends a messenger with a powerful and mysterious necklace that was stolen from Coscar, the Unseelie king. Meanwhile, in the human world, Isabel has been sent to the country to stay with her easily distracted artist father while her high-society mother travels in Europe. When Isabel stumbles into the fairy realm and finds the fatally injured messenger, she takes up the quest to find a Seelie general on the fairy side of San Francisco and deliver the necklace. Aiding Isabel in her mission are Button, a small, mushroom-headed Seelie fairy, and Benjie, a Filipino boy of uncertain loyalties who has moved between the fairy and human worlds since he was orphaned during the 1906 earthquake. The characters are nuanced for a mostly plot-driven adventure story, especially the Unseelie fairies, who develop beyond flat antagonists. The illustrations are dynamic, with panels varying in size and scale to keep up with the fast-paced plot. The detailed backgrounds are helpful in clarifying the switches between the more realistic human world and the whimsical fairy realm. VERDICT Recommended for any library serving middle grade graphic novel fans.—Kacy Helwick, New Orleans Public Library

Book Details

ISBN

9781250152558

First Release

June 2018

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

Trim Size

8 1/2" x 6"

Page Count

224

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.8; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

Level 0; Points: 0;

Lexile

Level GN300L

Format

Print Book

Edition

Hardcover edition

Publisher

First Second

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence, Allusion to cannibalism, Depiction of severed heads

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