The City on the Other Side
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The City on the Other Side

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The first decade of the twentieth century is coming to a close, and San Francisco is still recovering from the great earthquake of 1906. Isabel watched the destruction safely from her window, sheltered within her high-society world.

Isabel isn't the kind of girl who goes on adventures. But that all changes when she stumbles through the invisible barrier that separates the human world from the fairy world. She quickly finds herself caught up in an age-old war and fighting on the side of the Seelie - the good fairies.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 224 pages
  • 155 x 215 x 14mm | 452g
  • FIRST SECOND
  • New Milford, United States
  • English
  • Full Colour Illustrations Throughout
  • 1626724571
  • 9781626724570
  • 5,925

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"[The City on the Other Side] is a story where there aren't many good or bad creatures, but instead good or bad choices, making this adventure a fun story with a warm heart."--Booklist

"Featuring a diverse cast of humans (brown-skinned Isabel and her family seem to be Latinx) and fairies, Robinson's colorful, dynamic artwork crackles with spirited fun and portrays San Francisco and its fairy-realm equivalent in broad, evocative panels."--Kirkus

"This will be a sure hit among Avatar: The Last Airbender readers, and it could also serve as a first-time foray into GNs for faerie fans."--The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"Swirling, Art Deco-flavored artwork by Robinson...offers a wealth of fairy splendor. Scott...crafts a story that operates smoothly and stays taut...There's freshness in the nonwhite main roles--Isabel is Latina and Benjie is Filipino..."--Publishers Weekly
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About Mairghread Scott

Mairghread Scott is an animation and comicbook writer specializing in action-comedy. Her animation work spans such titles as Guardians of the Galaxy, Ultimate Spider-Man, Transformers: Robots in Disguise, and more. You can also read her work in comic book series such as: Marvel Universe Guardians of the Galaxy, Transformers: Till All Are One, Wonder Woman 75th Anniversary Special, and her creator-owned work Toil and Trouble. She is the author of the graphic novel Science Comics: Robots & Drones, also from First Second.

Robin Robinson draws books for both kids and adults, and has always identified with the ghosts and fairies and monsters in stories. With a background in game art as well as picture book illustration and a lifelong love of comics and animation, she has found a way to artistically nerd out in all her favorite media. Robin tries to live every day like it's Halloween. Robin illustrated a young readers' adaptation of L. Frank Baum's The Wonderful Wizard of Oz and The City on the Other Side.
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Rating details

792 ratings
3.68 out of 5 stars
5 20% (156)
4 36% (288)
3 38% (300)
2 5% (42)
1 1% (6)
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