Friday, December 8, 2023

Graphic Novel Review: The Baker and the Bard by Fern Haught

Title: The Baker and The Bard
Author: Fern Haught
Genre: High Fantasy; Graphic Novel
Publication Date: March 5, 2024
Publisher: Macmillan Children's Group

Juniper and Hadley have a good thing going in Larkspur, spending their respective days apprenticing at a little bakery and performing at the local inn. But when a stranger makes an unusual order at the bakery, the two friends (and Hadley’s pet snake, Fern) set out on a journey to forage the magical mushrooms needed to make the requested galette pastries.

Along the way, Juniper and Hadley stumble across a mystery too compelling to ignore: Something has been coming out of the woods at night and eating the local farmers' crops, leaving only a trail of glowy goo behind. Intent on finally going on an adventure that could fuel their bardic craft, Hadley tows Juniper into the woods to investigate.

What started as a simple errand to pick mushrooms soon turns into a thrilling quest to save some furry new friends—and their caretaker, a softspoken little fey named Thistle—who are in danger of losing their home.


*I received an advanced digital copy for free and I am leaving this honest review voluntarily*

Hello Fellow Readers,

This was such a short, heartwarming graphic novel filled with fun adventure. I really love the diverse cast of characters and the amazingly colorful artwork. This cozy little story is perfect for curling up with a warm drink on a gloomy day. Haught really does know how to create loveable characters even in a short story. Juniper is so sweet, while Hadley is adventurous. Both are well suited for each other.

Overall a cozy fantasy perfect for those who want to get into the genre.


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