Nola's Worlds 3: Even for a Dreamer Like Me

By Mathieu Mariolle
Illustrated by MiniKim

There's a border keeping the world of stories apart from the real-life world. Nola's friends Damiano and Inés crossed that border. They escaped from a book into her town and brought trouble with them. Can Nola fix the damage?

It turns out Alta Donna isn't boring, after all, but contains everything Nola ever dreamed about-and a few nightmares, too. Now that Nola's friends Damiano and Ines have crossed the boundary between worlds, there are consequences. Villains and monsters have taken over the story book world-and to keep things that way, the villains must get rid of Damiano and Ines once and for all, even if they have to go through Nola to do it. In this fast-moving conclusion to the Alta Donna trilogy, only Nola, her storytelling skills, and a few things she's managed to learn in class can save the town and her friends and fix the damage to both worlds.

  • Manga-influenced art and visual language but with a uniquely energetic chibi and kawaii (funny and cute) look. Art style will stand out in the market as something special.
  • Funny, "every girl" heroine who incidentally wears nifty outfits. The daily reality of family life, friends, and first steps into dating entwined with a fantasy plot.
  • Will appeal to manga readers, fans of Coraline, and readers of the lnkheart series.

About the author

Mathieu Mariolle was born in 1978 in Paris, France. After studying to be a translator, he returned to his childhood dream of writing books. He had been passionate about graphic novels ever since his father gave him a copy of the long-running Wild West comic book series Blueberry when he was five years old. His graphic novels include the series Pixie (with art by Aurore), published by Delcourt in French and TokyoPop in English. He biogs at

About the illustrator

Born in 1978 in Sarreguemines, Moselle, MiniKim has always had a passion for animation and art. As a kid she drew her own stories using characters from Japanese animation, but not until she was a teenager did she put aside her aspirations for a career in a rock band to devote herself fully to illustration. She studied animation in Luxembourg, and after several years of jobs in a variety of fields, began working as a Flash animator and children's book illustrator. She discovered a love of comics when attending the huge festival at Angouleme in France. She met author Mathieu Mariolle via the internet, and he offered her the Alta Donna project. With her husband, game designer MagicFred, she is the creator of the graphic novel series Job Academy (Dargaud). MiniKim has a website at, and lives in Montreal, Canada., Colorist Pop biogs at

ISBN: 9780761365419
Imprint: Graphic Universe – Lerner Publishing Group
Distributor: Walker Australia-HEDS
Binding: Paperback
Release Date: November 1, 2010
Dimensions: 151 x 215mm, 128pp
Stock Status: Out of Print
Australian RRP: $15.99
New Zealand RRP: $17.99
Stock Level: Out Of Stock

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