The Resource Mooncakes, written by Suzanne Walker ; illustrated by Wendy Xu ; lettered by Joamette Gil

Mooncakes, written by Suzanne Walker ; illustrated by Wendy Xu ; lettered by Joamette Gil

Label
Mooncakes
Title
Mooncakes
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written by Suzanne Walker ; illustrated by Wendy Xu ; lettered by Joamette Gil
Title variation
Moon cakes
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Language
eng
Summary
Nova Huang knows more about magic than your average teen witch. She works at her grandmothers? bookshop, where she helps them loan out spell books and investigate any supernatural occurrences in their New England town. One fateful night, she follows reports of a white wolf into the woods, and she comes across the unexpected: her childhood crush, Tam Lang, battling a horse demon in the woods. As a werewolf, Tam has been wandering from place to place for years, unable to call any town home. Pursued by dark forces eager to claim the magic of wolves and out of options, Tam turns to Nova for help. Their latent feelings are rekindled against the backdrop of witchcraft, untested magic, occult rituals, and family ties both new and old in this enchanting tale of self-discovery
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Review
  • Grades 8-12 Teen witch Nova works at the bookstore run by her grandmothers (who are also witches) and helps their town handle magical problems. One night, she discovers a horse demon battling a white wolf—who turns out to be her childhood friend Tam, a werewolf who moved away years before. Reunited, they rekindle their mutual crush and, as a nefarious cult manipulates Tam for dark purposes, the teens experiment with love and magic as they rediscover themselves in their coming-of-age. Walker and Xu offer a wonderfully cozy, magical romance that also happens to be a cornucopia of beautiful representation. Nova and Tam are Chinese American; Tam is non-binary, using they pronouns; Nova is hard-of-hearing, relying on hearing aids; her nanas are an irresistible pairing, as warm as they are powerful; and everyone in Nova’s life models an ideal support system that will bring hope to many readers. While the romantic tension takes center stage, there’s enough sorcery here to please aspiring witches. Throw in refreshingly natural dialogue and relatable family drama, and you’ve got a must-have for all graphic-novel collections. -- Ronny Khuri (Reviewed 10/15/2019) (Booklist, vol 116, number 4, p42)
  • /* Starred Review */ Gr 7 Up—Nova is a small-town witch, fulfilling her apprenticeship at her grandmothers' New England bookshop. When rumors surface of a white wolf wandering the forest, Nova knows it's her long-lost werewolf friend Tam. Nova goes to find them, only to encounter a terrifying demon who's possessing a neighbor's horse—and who can't be defeated by any magic she knows. The two get away, and Nova and her grandmothers take in Tam. With their combined witch and wolf magic, Nova and Tam must work together to defeat this demon, all while their undeniable chemistry rekindles their long-dormant mutual crush. Xu and Walker have created a charming, magical tale. Tam and Nova are multifaceted, with developed backstories and motivations. Their shared identities (they are both Chinese American and queer) are integral to their characters; Tam's nonbinary identity and Nova's hearing impairment are similarly authentic. Xu's illustrations infuse the spells and witchcraft with a dynamic, exhilarating magic. There is some mature language, some violence, and a gentle romance. VERDICT This sweet, spellbinding story will appeal to fans of magic and romance.–Anna Murphy, Berkeley Carroll School, Brooklyn --Anna Murphy (Reviewed 07/01/2019) (School Library Journal, vol 65, issue 6, p53)
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10807319
Cataloging source
LPU
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Walker, Suzanne
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[Fic]
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
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Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/minGradeLevel
  • 7
  • 12
Nature of contents
comics graphic novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Xu, Wendy
  • Gil, Joamette
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True
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  • Witches
  • Teenagers
  • Monsters
  • Magic
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Werewolves
  • New England
  • Witches
  • Werewolves
  • Cartoons and comics
Target audience
adolescent
Label
Mooncakes, written by Suzanne Walker ; illustrated by Wendy Xu ; lettered by Joamette Gil
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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  • text
  • still image
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  • txt
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  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1114485242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781549303043
Lccn
2019938044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114485242
Label
Mooncakes, written by Suzanne Walker ; illustrated by Wendy Xu ; lettered by Joamette Gil
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type code
  • txt
  • sti
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
on1114485242
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
242 pages
Isbn
9781549303043
Lccn
2019938044
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
chiefly color illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1114485242

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