Official Press Release
Ellsmere Academy is a prestigious institution of learning in New England with a tradition of excellence, distinguished staff and alumni, and a 200-year history of educating girls to find their places in the highest echelons of both the academic and wider world. Juniper, a public school kid from the suburbs, is Ellsmere's newest scholarship student. With all the expectations her position puts her in, plus more than a few that she has for herself, Jun is in a tough enough place. But it's about to get tougher. In The War at Ellsmere, a new graphic novel by Faith Erin Hicks from SLG Publishing, Jun finds herself labeled a "special project," harried by stringent standards, and in the novel position of being someone's nemesis. Luckily for Jun, she has an ally in the quirky Cassie, who tells her the story of Ellsmere's eccentric founders and the legend of the creature that roams the woods of the school's grounds. But can Cassie help Jun survive Ellsmere? Between queen bees and mythical beasts, Jun has quite the year ahead of her.