This story follows Audrey, a young orphan who is rescued from a neglectful and abusive foster home. Audrey is soon adopted by a suburban couple who want to give her an “excellent life.” Her schedule fills up with piano, gymnastics, and French lessons, leaving little time for Audrey’s one true passion: drawing. But when her toy puppet, Asa, comes to life and tells Audrey about how he and eight other beings (the titular “magic nine”) were banished to Earth from their world by an evil witch, Audrey sketches out a plan to help.
By artist Michelle Wright
hardback with dust jacket, 7.25 x 10.75 inches, color