Chat with us, powered by LiveChat

Snapdragon

By: Kat Leyh

Snap’s town has a witch.

And when Snap’s dog goes missing, the first place she looks is the witch’s house. She finds her dog there, recovering from being hit by a car, in the care of a woman named Jacks. She is a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy older woman who collects roadkill, put their spirits to rest, and cleans and sells their articulated skeletons online.

They make a deal: If Jacks teaches Snap how to take care of a crate of orphaned baby opossums that Snap rescued, Snap will assist Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to gain an appreciation for what Jacks does and their friendship deepens…she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic, and that she also may have a connection with Snap's family’s past.

Development sketches and alternate cover designs. Full-color illustrations created in Photoshop.

ISBN: 9781250171122

JLG Release: May 2020


Sensitive Areas: Violence: Cruelty to Animals, Violence: General
Topics: Graphic novels , Family secrets , Witches , Magic , Fantasy , Friendship , LGBTQ

$17.30  Member Price


Add to Wishlist

Like this book? Get more like it every month.

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

Grades 5-8

14 titles/year

$242.20/year

Praise & Reviews

Starred or favorable reviews have been received from these periodicals:

Publishers Weekly*, Kirkus Reviews*, School Library Journal*, Booklist*

School Library Journal

She fed her eye to the devil. She eats roadkill and casts spells with her bones.” Middle school student Snapdragon has heard the rumors about the so-called witch who lives in her town, and when Snap’s dog disappears, she goes to the witch’s house, assuming the worst. But she finds only a quiet old woman, Jacks, who was nursing the dog back to She fed her eye to the devil. She eats roadkill and casts spells with her bones.” Middle school student Snapdragon has heard the rumors about the so-called witch who lives in her town, and when Snap’s dog disappears, she goes to the witch’s house, assuming the worst. But she finds only a quiet old woman, Jacks, who was nursing the dog back to health after an accident. Jacks spends her days burying animals and reassembling their skeletons, both to sell to collectors and to preserve the memory of their living days. As Snap gets to know Jacks, she slowly unravels a family secret…and realizes that maybe there is a witch in town after all. Leyh draws from her experience working on the “Lumberjanes” series to craft a work that centers inclusion and acceptance. Snap learns that often those who buck societal convention are marginalized, and her detailed, sprawling world includes several queer women of color, alongside parental figures who understand and nurture their children. Leyh makes bold choices with her cartoonish artwork; while many artists might have opted for a more somber aesthetic to depict this occasionally unsettling narrative, Leyh’s anime-esque panel structure and imagery keep the content light and engaging even as the text grapples with the complexity of identity, family, and friendship. This sensitive, slightly spooky tale will spur middle graders to mull the importance of fostering welcoming communities.

Book Details

ISBN

9781250171122

First Release

May 2020

Genre

Fic

Dewey Classification

F

Trim Size

8" x 5 1/2"

Page Count

240

Accelerated Reader

Level 2.4; Points: 1;

Scholastic Reading Counts

N/A

Lexile

N/A

Format

Print Book

Edition

Paperback

Publisher

First Second

Potentially Sensitive Areas

Violence: Cruelty to Animals, Violence: General

Topics

Graphic novels, Family secrets, Witches, Magic, Fantasy, Friendship, LGBTQ,

Standard MARC Record

Download Standard MARC Record

Cover Art

Download Cover Art

Recommended Titles From Graphic Novels Middle Plus

Superman Smashes the Klan

by Gene Luen Yang

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30

When Stars Are Scattered

by Victoria Jamieson

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30
Out of stock

Snapdragon

by Kat Leyh

Graphic Novels Middle Plus

$17.30
Copyright © 2017 Magento, Inc. All rights reserved.