A beautifully illustrated, magical fairy tale, created by the award-winning team behind the world-renowned LOVE series of wordless wildlife graphic novels. The complete French series in one volume in English.
From the publisher:
A frail young girl flees a roaring forest fire in the middle of the night desperately taking refuge in a cave where she quickly loses consciousness. She wakes up in a strange, tiny village populated by fairy-like creatures. Her hosts seem intrigued by the sparkles of light that seem to surround her. The village chieftain explains that one of their hunters found her passed out in the forest and brought her back here for treatment. He asks who she is, but she remembers nothing except for a wall and flames. The chief is baffled by her tale as there has not been any fire in the forest lately, and yet the young woman does indeed show signs of burns.
Somewhat recovered and dressed in woodland clothes made by the villagers, the young lady asks to meet the hunter who found her in the forest. She asks her savior to take her to where he found her, hoping that seeing the place will restore her memory. But Meliss refuses -- the rules of the village say that only hunters can enter the forest, and all of the sparkles surrounding the girl would catch the eyes of predators living in these woods...
What follows is a tale of discovery, magic, tragedy, and adventure, as the girl discovers powers that may or may not be borne of an ancient evil. She befriends a cunning, talking wolf along the way, and together the two set out on a journey that will not soon be easily forgotten.
For young teens and up.
Frédéric Brrémaud (writer)
Frédéric Brrémaud is a French comic book writer who has been published consistently since 1999, with well over 100 books to his name. Born in Seoul, South Korean, he studied at Newcastle Upon Tyne. He is most well known for the LOVE series of wildlife graphic novels, as well as his work with well known characters, such as Robin Hood, Butch Cassidy, Carmen, The Little Mermaid, Marsupliami, and Mickey Mouse. He has collaborated with Federico Bertolucci numerous times, dating back to their first collaboration on Richard the Lionheart in 2005. His most recent project is an adaptation of Agatha Christie's Murder on the Orient Express.
Federico Bertolucci (illustrator)
Born in Tuscany in 1973, Federico studied at the Academy of Fine arts in Carrara before starting work for Walt Disney Italy drawing storeis in the weekly Mickey magazine and monthly Minnie. He went on to contribute illustrations, designs, and stories for The Flintstones, Lilo and Stitch, and Monster Allergy before joining Frédéric on their first longform collaboration, Richard the Lionheart. Since then, the two have collaborated on over 14 books, including their original series for kids, LITTLE TAILS.
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