A tale of unlikely heroes and myths is made real in this debut graphic novel series about a “bad” demon trying to find her place in the underworld. But she’ll have to save it first!
Meesh is a bad demon. “Bad” in that she always sees the good in those around her—which isn’t how a demon is meant to feel or act.
Bullied by the other demons, twelve-year-old Meesh is more likely to be found reading magazines from Plumeria City—the fairy realm—and fangirling about the fairy princesses.
But when disaster strikes and all of demon-kind is threatened, Meesh must journey to other worlds in search of help.
As luck would have it, she meets a fairy princess right away. Things in the fairy realm aren't so perfect either, though. As Meesh makes surprising new friends and unites a band of outcasts, she learns there's much more to being a demon than she ever realized. And learning to love herself might just uncover the secret to saving her home.
March 21, 2023
Lexile: GN480L | Fountas/Pinnell: T
MICHELLE LAM is a Los Angeles-based story artist who has worked with animation studios such as Netflix Animation, Glen Keane Productions, Tonko House, and more. In Meesh the Bad Demon, her first graphic novel, she pulls her Chinese American childhoos experiences into fantasy so kids can see themselves in the adventure—and realize that you're truly powerful when you love yourself, despite your inner demons.
★ “A not-to-be-missed romp
.” —Publishers Weekly
, starred review
★ “The manga-inspired illustration style features adorable and expressive
characters and plays with the magical girl genre.” —School Library Journal
, starred review
“Watching children overcome ingrained prejudices is as magical
as any winged or fire-breathing creature.” —Kirkus Reviews
“The story has something for everyone
: fairy princesses, unicorns, demons, werewolves, and high adventure with a cast of brave kids.” —Booklist
and danger" —Shelf Awareness