Sisters of the Mist

Illustrator: Marlyn Spaaij

Binding: Paperback

Imprint: Flying Eye Books

Age 9+

Comic Strip Fiction / Graphic Novels Fantasy & Magical Realism

A spooky and fantastical coming-of-age graphic novel from debut creator Marlyn Spaaij, that offers adventure and mystery on every page.

Frygea Forest… An ancient and mysterious place where trolls lurk in the mossy spaces between tree trunks and changelings scamper about, causing mischief. A place that Kyra and her sisters Margot and Janna return to every year to spend the summer at their grandma’s farm: roasting marshmallows, catching frogs and befriending tiny, grumpy root goblins.

But this summer is different, and as teenage Margot drifts apart from her sisters, slamming doors and keeping secrets, Kyra starts to worry. When Margot is enticed into the woods by the mysterious figures in the mist, Kyra resolves to do everything in her power to save her sister from danger, even if that means facing the spooky forces within Frygea Forest with just her kid sister for help.

Join Kyra and her sisters in this beautiful coming-of-age graphic novel about embracing the changes that come from growing up, but never letting go of the imagination that keeps you young. If you’re careful, and ever so quiet, you might spot a root goblin marching along the ground, or a glittering alf darting amongst the leaves…


Director-writer-storyboard artist Marlyn Spaaij is amongst the key creative professionals in the Dutch animation industry. She was storyboard supervisor on American Girl’s 2D series Wellie Wishers (2017) and storyboard artist on the 3D series of Chinese kids brand Dr. Panda (2018), as well as character animator on the 2D feature films Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) and Triple Trouble (2014), a.o. Currently Spaaij is directing her animated short Trouble in Mind (10’), with support of the Dutch Film Fund and ARTE Germany’s Nadja Dumouchel as script consultant. Spaaij is a graduate from the HKU.


A fantastic, spooky and heartfelt read with beautiful, atmospheric and charming art from a unique young talent – this is the kind of graphic novel I always crave but rarely find.

Tomm Moore (Co-founder and Creative Director at Cartoon Saloon)

A beautiful story! I love everything about it.

Loish, Digital Artist @Loisvb

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