Next spring, an English translation of acclaimed French cartoonist Marie Spénale‘s Wonder Pony will hit shelves from the BOOM! Studios KaBOOM! imprint for young readers. Today, The Beat can exclusively reveal a 12-page first look at the new graphic novel, which explores friendship and imagination through the eyes of sixth grader Louison.
Here’s the full synopsis:
For Louison, going back to school for sixth grade looks set to be eventful to say the least… not only is it time to face the terrifying world of boarding school and making friends, but it turns out she has superpowers! Thanks to her friend Jean-Pierre — who happens to be a pink pony — Louison gains the ability to transform herself into a superheroine: WONDER PONY.
Her mission? To watch over the school, and protect her classmates and friends from any dangers that might arise…
In a statement when the new translation was announced in August, Spénale said, “Louison is a heroine I would have liked to be in sixth grade: a girl who’s a little bit shy, but courageous, and who learns to overcome the monsters that haunt her school thanks to Jean-Pierre, a tiny magic pony! Thanks to him, she becomes super strong and very popular. The dream, right? I hope you have as much fun reading as I did when I wrote and drew it!”
Check out an exclusive first look at Wonder Pony below.