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Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch: 11/07/14
Maddy Kettle: The Adventure of the Thimblewitch by Eric Orchard is a graphic novel about a girl going to extraordinary lengths to save her parents from a curse. Maddy Kettle's parents were booksellers until the Thimblewitch turned them into mice. Now Maddy wants to find the witch and force her to turn them back.
As Maddy travels the land to find a solution to her problem she encounters all number of people. The people and sentient creatures she meets are reminiscent to the types of beings Dorothy encountered and later befriended (for the most part) on her various journeys through, and later, life in, Oz.
Having a strong, competent female as the lead in a fantasy comic is good. Having her be part of a story where there is no clear, villain, is even better. Maddy, by being observant, patient but tenacious, is able to save not only her parents, but many of the other characters she meets.