Witches of BrooklynBy Sophie Escabasse
When 11-year old Effie’s mother dies, she moves in with her two strange aunts who live together in a Brooklyn brownstone. Montreal-based author illustrator Sophie Escabasse delivers vivid images for this feelgood story. In the middle of one of her first nights staying there, Effie’s favourite singer and idol, Tilly Shoo, shows up at the house. Tilly has come for her aunts healing powers and at first Effie believes her aunts, Carlotta and Selimene, are acupuncturists and herbalists, but soon enough she realizes there may be magic at play. Is Effie magic, too? This is a delightful and warm fantasy graphic novel for ages 8-12.