Sybil the Backpack Fairy Nina by Michel Rodrigue, Manuela Razzi, Antonella Dalena


Sybil the Backpack Fairy Nina by Michel Rodrigue, Manuela Razzi, Antonella Dalena

Nina is a girl in middle school with a little brother and a single mum who barely has enough time to spend with her. Put down at school by nasty cliques, Nina's life is not much fun. All this changes when a magical fairy named Sybil turns up in Nina's backpack! Sybil and Nina have a blast giving Nina's tormentors a taste of their own medicine. There's only one problem: demons from the magical world that Sybil comes from have followed her to our dimension, and they're out to cause some damage of their own!


Papercutz introduces a different kind of fairy you won't find in Never-Never Land. -- SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL Rodrigue's perky dialogue, peppered with exclamation points, is the perfect fit for Dalena and Razzi's rainbow-hued art and swirls of fairy sparkles. -- NO FLYING, NO TIGHTS In an industry where there are way too many whiny girl geniuses, sullen, mopey children of the night and Mary Sues aplenty, Nina is a likeable kid with a healthy sense of who she is, interests that are obviously gratifying to her (she boxes) and a family life that is refreshingly free of slammed doors and tearful soliloquies about how no one understands. -- SEQUENTIAL TART With a great cliffhanger, fast-paced action scenes and a nemesis in both the real and supernatural world, Sybil the Backpack Fairy builds a rich, inventive world that will definitely appeal to an older middle grade or teen reader. -- SPANDEXLESS Polished and crisp fantasy-meets-reality adventure, with hints of Disney. -- COMIC ATTACK

About the Author

Michel Rodrigue has been active in art design and comics for over 25 years. He began his career as a cartoonist, designing the official mascot for the 1980's French National rugby team. After working on a comic adaptation of Cyrano de Bergerac and drawing for Tintin magazine, Rodrigue launched his own studio, Cadero in the mid 1990's, which he continues to run. Antonello Dalena is an artist for Disney Italia. He has drawn the Donald Duck series Papernik for Topolino and PK3. He also works as a character designer on Artoonic.

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48 pages
Interest Age: 6-11


Michel Rodrigue, Manuela Razzi, Antonella Dalena
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Publication date

12th December 2011



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