Equinox Test (School for Unusual Magic #1) (Hardcover)

Equinox Test (School for Unusual Magic #1) By Liz Montague, Liz Montague (Illustrator) Cover Image
By Liz Montague, Liz Montague (Illustrator)
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Three friends discover magic and mayhem around every corner of their school in this brand-new illustrated series from New Yorkercartoonist and NAACP Image Award nominee Liz Montague that's perfect for fans of Witchlings and The Wizards of Waverly Place.

Welcome to the Brooklyn School of Magic, where seeds of enchantment are planted and magic sprouts in every corner. And where each fall, fifth years must pass the Equinox Test if they want to move up to Middle Magic.

Rose is worried. She's never been the best student. And if she doesn't pass with flying colors, Principal Ivy says she may have to transfer to a boring, non-magical school. Amethyst knows she's got the skills to ace the test. But to really impress her mom, she's got her eye on the school's top prize. Lavender just wants to fit in. Even after a few years in the States, he still feels homesick. All. The. Time. Passing the test might just be his ticket back to the island.

But with best friend battles, a cheating scandal, and trouble brewing in the magical community, the Equinox Test may not even be the biggest challenge these Magic Bearers will face this year…

About the Author

Liz Montague began as a cartoonist for The New Yorker in 2019. She is the author-illustrator of the graphic novel Maybe an Artist, which was nominated for an NAACP Image Award, the picture book Jackie Ormes Draws the Future, and the middle grade series Magic for Beginners. Liz is passionate about nature and emotional literacy. She lives in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, with her husband Pat.

Praise For…

Praise for Maybe An Artist:

* "...Montague’s illustrations, rendered in a flat pastel color palette and paired with deadpan humor and insightful social commentary, crafts an inspiring journey of self-discovery, self-expression, and self-love." -- Publisher's Weekly, starred review

"A delightful combination of text and images delivered with humor and heart." -- Kirkus Reviews

"The book is very effective in capturing the frustration and confusion of a young person dealing with a learning disorder and using her love of art to help her navigate reading. Montague’s story is sometimes poignant but ultimately sweet and uplifting, and it will provide inspiration for young artists everywhere." -- School Library Journal

Product Details
ISBN: 9781338792515
ISBN-10: 1338792512
Publisher: Scholastic Press
Publication Date: April 2nd, 2024
Pages: 240
Language: English
Series: School for Unusual Magic