by Lilah Sturges, Illustrated by Meaghan Carter
Three years ago, Ash's mom left home and never returned, leaving behind a husband and child and a shed full of mystical curiosities related to the all-girl fantasy world she'd created as a child--Koretris. One day Ash invites a new group of friends from Pride Club over, and they try one of the spells to enter Koretris. To their amazement, they're all transported to a magical realm filled with human-sized talking animals who are fiercely protective of their world and are ready to fight to protect it. But if Koretris is real, why is Ash there? Everyone has always called Ash a boy--shouldn't the spell have kept Ash out? And what does it mean if it let Ash in?
Target age: 10 to 14
"Spunky, sweet, and full of magical high jinks, this is a first purchase wherever fantasy adventure comics are popular, and especially where titles by Noelle Stevenson and Kay O'Neill circulate well."-- School Library Journal
"Part fantasy-adventure, part coming-of-age story, Girl Haven is a ripping yarn that also does a fine job of explaining a singular gender experience while making it clear that there are many different gender experiences, none of which is wrong."-- Booklist
About the Contributors:
Lilah Sturges is the author of many comic books. She lives in Austin, Texas with two daughters and two cats.
Meaghan Carter is an illustrator with a love for shonen fighting spirit and aggressive female leads. Since graduating in 2010, she's honed her work with anthologies and webcomics. She lives with her husband and 3 cats in Toronto.