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Expected publication: October 17th 2017 by Andrews McMeel Publishing
ISBN:1449483593 (ISBN13: 9781449483593)
Series:Heavenly Nostrils #6
The first Phoebe and Her Unicorn graphic novel!
Phoebe and Marigold decide to investigate a powerful storm that is wreaking havoc with the electricity in their town. The adults think it’s just winter weather, but Phoebe and Marigold soon discover that all is not what it seems to be, and that the storm may have a magical cause. To solve the case, they team up with Max, who
is desperate for the electricity to return so he can play video games, and frenemy Dakota, who is aided by her goblin minions. Together, they must get to the bottom of the mystery and save the town from the magic storm.
My rating: 3.5 lonely stars.
A storm has caused a blackout, and oh heavens, how can you live without electricity? but apparently it is not something as simple as meteorology but there may be a magic cause.
Unlike previous releases of Phoebe and her best friend Marigold the Unicorn, in the form of a comic strip, with short cartoons, sometimes jumping from one subject to another, this time the presentation of the adventure is a graphic novel.
However, somehow the story presented here is lackluster, lacking the sort of soft irony that characterized it and we left missing the strong love towards books that is so appealing in the case of both characters.
On the other hand, I realize that this delivery seems more oriented to start a conversation in a classroom about how to make friends, about how to resolve conflicts by talking and trying to solve misunderstandings.
And it is also about discovering how we have things in common with other people, even if it does not seem so.
But, oh jeez!, Dakota is a much more detestable character than before! That of being frenemies left remotely to simulate being sympathetic and entered the field of obnoxious person, and a bully.
There are some passing presentation of Sam's mothers for the LGBT factor, in case you are wondering.
All ends well, and Phoebe and Marigold friendship stays true. And we discover new magicals beings.