Classic adventure heroines unite in Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen’s “Cheshire Crossing” from Penguin Random House

Classic adventure heroines unite in Andy Weir and Sarah Andersen’s “Cheshire Crossing” from Penguin Random House

Follow the yellow brick road and go through the looking glass into Neverland in Cheshire Crossing, an upcoming original graphic novel from Penguin Random House’s Ten Speed Press imprint. Written by Andy Weir, author of the smash hit The Martian, and illustrated by Sarah Andersen of the popular webcomic Sarah’s Scribbles, Cheshire Crossing brings together the classic fantasy heroines Wendy, Dorothy, and Alice as they seek to hone their supernatural abilities.

You know, the Wendy, Dorothy, and Alice of Peter Pan, The Wizard of Oz, and Alice in Wonderland fame, respectively. What a great concept.

The ladies will embark on a universe-hopping journey where they accidentally lead the Wicked Witch of the West and Captain Hook to team up… and fall in love? Amazing.

This one sounds like a ton of fun, so check out the details below.

Per Penguin Random House/Ten Speed Press:

From Andy Weir, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Martian and Artemis, comes Cheshire Crossing, a thrilling graphic novel that brings together the heroines of Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wizard of Oz in a charming fantasy mash-up as they join forces to defend their worlds from villainous threats.

Illustrated by Sarah Andersen, beloved Sarah’s Scribbles creator and Goodreads Choice Award winner, Cheshire Crossing tells the story of Alice, Wendy, and Dorothy after they meet at a supernatural boarding school where they're meant to learn how to use and control their special, superheroic powers. The trio—now teenagers who’ve had their fill of meddling authority figures—aren’t content to sit still in a classroom. Soon they’re dashing from one universe to the next, leaving havoc in their wake—and, inadvertently, bringing the Wicked Witch of the West and Captain Hook together in a deadly supervillain love match. To stop them, the girls will have to draw on all of their powers, and marshal a team of unlikely allies from across the magical multiverse, to save not only these fantastical lands but also Earth itself.

Perfect for middle grade readers, young adults, and fans of all ages of these classic, beloved fantasies, this storybook-meets-superheroes graphic novel is a funny, boundlessly inventive journey that only Andy Weir could conjure, brimming over with his trademark charm and nerdy enthusiasm, and filtered through a decidedly quirky genre perspective. Coupled with the illustrative sorcery of Sarah Andersen, this clever, original tribute to Alice in Wonderland, Peter Pan, and The Wizard of Oz transports readers to classic worlds in new ways they’ve never seen before.

Cheshire Crossing will hit stores July 9.

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