Song of the Court

By Katy Farina (Author)


A charming fairy tale—told in graphic novel style—about two unlikely friends who encourage each other to pursue their dreams.

“Katy's work is so expressive and fun! The way she seamlessly blends high drama, big laughs, and tender family moments blows me away . . ." Gale Galligan, New York Times bestselling author of The Baby-Sitters Club graphic novels

In order to buy seeds for her beautiful garden, Arietta plans to sell her treasured family violin. Then music-loving Princess Cassia spots Arietta with the instrument and excitedly asks her to perform at her upcoming birthday party. What the Princess doesn't realize is, Arietta can't play! Too ashamed to tell Cassia the truth, Arietta sets out to learn a special song for the occasion. But as Arietta's musical passion blossoms, her devotion to her garden fades . . . and her trees and flowers begin to die. Will she be able to master the tune in time for Cassia's celebration—and save the garden, too?

"Farina’s endearing story about doing what you love never preaches, and her pastel-hued artwork (colored by Fortson) will catch the eyes of manga lovers. The pudgy animals with giant, sparkling eyes are expressive and endearing. This sweet graphic offering will entertain and warm hearts."—Kirkus


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Katy Farina is a comic artist and illustrator based in CA. She's done work with Scholastic, Oni Press, and Boom! Studios. Currently she works as a background painter on Dreamworks' She Ra and the Princesses of Power. In her downtime she enjoys building Gundams or reading adventurous books with the company of her husband, her cute cats, and a good cup of coffee.

Pub Date: 10/6/2020

ISBN: 9781454933014

Price: $12.95 / $17.50 CAN

Format: Paperback

Pages: 128 pages, all in color

Trim: 6 x 8 x 0 Inches



Age Range: 6 to 8

Publisher: Union Square Kids

Carton Quantity: 32