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The Wondrous Wonders (Hardcover)

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Staff Reviews

This is a great solo read or a leveled-up bedtime adventure. A railroad tunnel leading to a secret land of elves and interesting creatures under the reign of a selfish feline emperor who is locking the villagers away calls for a rescue like no other. This is a story with plenty of heart and humor, as well as a touch of seriousness as the main character meets her new step-family. The illustrations add to the character of the story, especially as you meet the colorful and irreverent "wondrous wonders." Perfect for kids who also like: books by Roald Dahl, Adventure Time, Spirited Away.

— Rhi


With irresistible wit and brilliant strokes of watercolor, Camille Jourdy brings this dreamlike fable to life. Wondrous Wonders is a tale of pure magic for children and adults alike.

Hurt by her parents’ divorce and struggling to accept her new stepfamily, she decides to run away and live alone in the woods. But she soon discovers that she’s far from alone. Jo stumbles into a fantastical world full of tiny elves, talking foxes, and mischievous, multicolored ponies known as the Wondrous Wonders. Her new friends are on a mission: rise up against Emperor Tomcat, the tyrannical leader who rules the enchanted forest they call home. Can Jo find the courage to vanquish an evil empire and get back to her family before dinnertime?

About the Author

Camille Jourdy grew up in Dole, and studied at the Beaux-Arts in Epinal and the School of Decorative Arts in Strasbourg. Her previous works include Juliette: les fantômes reviennent au printemps and Rosalie Blum which was adapted into a film. She also works as an illustrator on albums and games for Actes Sud, Albin Michel, and more.

Praise For…

"This is a must-buy for any library, packed with humor and heart." —School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781250799111
ISBN-10: 1250799112
Publisher: First Second
Publication Date: November 1st, 2022
Pages: 160
Language: English