With humor, heart, and an unusual heroine who is braver than she realizes, Bree Paulsen's colorful and cozy debut graphic novel is a farm-fresh tale that reminds readers to believe in themselves-and that strangers are not always as scary as they seem. An enchanting graphic novel to give to middle grade readers who are looking to fall in love with the next Witch Boy or Be Prepared, featuring an unassuming heroine who discovers her own courage and leadership skills and learns to look past stereotypes. Garlic feels as though she's always doing the wrong thing. No matter how much her friend Carrot and kindly Witch Agnes encourage her, Garlic just wants to tend her own garden, where it's nice and safe. But when her village of vegetable folk learns that a bloodthirsty vampire has moved into the nearby castle, they all agree that, in spite of her fear and self-doubt, Garlic is the obvious choice to confront him. And with everyone counting on her, Garlic reluctantly agrees to face the mysterious vampire, hoping she has what it takes. After all, garlic drives away vampires . . . right?