cover image Isadora Moon Goes to School

Isadora Moon Goes to School

Harriet Muncaster. Random House, $14.99 (128p) ISBN 978-0-399-55821-4

In this series opener, Isadora Moon, the daughter of a vampire and a fairy, tries to figure out where she belongs. Her parents aren’t much help: her father hopes she’ll attend vampire school, her mother assumes she belongs in fairy school, and giving both institutions a try leaves Isadora frustrated and exhausted. Muncaster’s abundant pink and black cartoons reflect the way Isadora feels caught between worlds, while humorously revealing the chaos that unfolds at both schools. Luckily, there’s a diverse human school nearby that suits Isadora just fine, even if her decision initially horrifies her parents. It’s a breezy supernatural take on the classic “be yourself” narrative. Ages 6–9. (Aug.)