Marshmallow & Jordan

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Jordan, a star basketball player, is crippled from the waist down due to an accident. She helps coach her teammates but is unable to play herself. She finds an injured elephant and befriends him and names him Marshmallow. Marshmallow becomes her basketball team’s mascot and helps Jordan discover a new sport. However, recent droughts have impacted their farming community and everyone’s livelihood is at stake.

This graphic novel is just so sweet and endearing. I loved reading it and finished it in one sitting. I absolutely love the fact that Alina Chau decided to include a disabled protagonist and that the story is set in beautiful Indonesia because you don’t often see that in books or graphic novels. I absolutely loved all the culture and food mentioned in the book.

The art is just amazing and so breathtaking. The illustrations and palette are very soothing and sweet. It makes me want to visit Indonesia. I love all the characters, especially Jordan and Marshmallow. Jordan is such a kind and hardworking kid, and Marshmallow offers so much support to her. They are so sweet together. You won’t regret reading this enchanting middle grade story.

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Author Alina Chau
Star Count /5
Format Trade
Page Count 384 pages
Publisher First Second
Publish Date 26-Oct-2021
ISBN 9781250300614 Buy this Book
Issue January 2022
Category Sequential Art - Kids