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The Well

The Well

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A fantasy graphic novel about Lizzy, a girl who gets cursed by a wishing well, and her adventure to grant three wishes in order to break free.

Li-Zhen's life on the archipelago is simple. Known to friends and family as Lizzy, she takes care of her grandfather and their goats, she flirts with the woman who helps row the ferry, and she stays away from the fog that comes in the night--and the monsters hiding within it.
But Lizzy's life comes apart when she steals a handful of coins from a sacred well to cover a debt. The well requires repayment, but it doesn't deal in coins. It needs wishes, and its minions will drown Lizzy in its depths if she doesn't grant them. Lizzy finds herself on a quest to uncover hidden memories, bestow great wealth, and face the magical secrets that nearly destroyed her family--and are now returning to threaten everything she has ever known.

In this breathtaking graphic novel, Jake Wyatt and Choo have created a modern fable based on magic and family secrets, exploring the power--and limits--of wishes.

Author: Jake Wyatt
Publisher: First Second
Published: 05/24/2022
Pages: 176
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 0.85lbs
Size: 8.20h x 5.90w x 0.70d
ISBN: 9781626724143

Review Citation(s):
Booklist 02/01/2022 pg. 38
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 03/01/2022 - Book Of Special Distinction
School Library Journal 03/25/2022 pg. 1
Publishers Weekly 05/23/2022
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2022 pg. 138

About the Author

Jake Wyatt lives outside Los Angeles with the love of his life, Kathryn, and their son. He writes, draws, and produces television for a living. He writes and draws comics in particular, because he loves them. He enjoys hiking, rowboats, forests, and the company of animals. He thanks you for bothering to read this book, and wishes you good fortune.

Choo is an illustrator and comic artist based in Melbourn, Australia. Choo is also a horror enthusiast, and struggling bread baker. instagram.com/choodraws
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