Middle Grade, Scholastic, March 7th, 2023
We’re never powerless as long as we keep trying.
When Astrid Xu stumbles upon an ancient Chinese scroll, she can’t help but wonder if it holds the key to managing her mom’s depression. What Astrid doesn’t expect is to be transported along with her little sister, Marilla, to Zhen—a realm where the Chinese legends of old are real!
But all is not well in Zhen. An ancient evil known as Chaos is wreaking havoc throughout the land, and Astrid is the only one who can stop it. With her sister—who has been transformed into a cat!—and two great mythological figures by her side, Astrid sets off on a journey to face her destiny. Can she save the world before Chaos reigns supreme?
In this imaginative ode to Chinese mythology and the power of sisterhood, acclaimed author Elsie Chapman shows readers just how far we will go to protect the ones we love.
Cover Art: Christina Chung
Book deal announcement on PW.