Diana: Princess of the Amazons is a mew Middle School aimed graphic novel written by New York Times bestselling co-authors Shannon and Dean Hale and illustrated by popular artist Victoria Ying. No strangers to children fiction, the Hales have previously worked on titles such as the Princess in Black series, Rapunzel’s Revenge, and The Unbeatable Squirrel Girl, among others, while Ying is a first timer on graphic novels with this high profile debut.
Here’s more on the book, out January 7th, and you first look at interiors.
Cut off from the rest of the world, Diana has had an idyllic childhood on Themyscira. But now, at 11 years old, she’s beginning to feel more and more isolated. Though she has many “aunties” and a loving mother, she is an only child. THE only child, in fact.
After an escapade goes wrong, Queen Hippolyta chastises Diana for not living up to the Amazon standard. Diana just can’t seem to measure up, no matter what she does! Literally every other person on the island is an adult proficient in their trade and mighty in body, while she is gangly, sometimes clumsy, and not particularly proficient in anything. She’s not Wonder Woman yet. What Diana needs is a friend—someone her own age whom she can talk to. But when she decides to take matters into her own hands, she may just make a monster instead.