An ordinary library becomes a place of strange mystery! A friendship of fantasy and struggle against dark forces show readers what it means to protect one’s heart.
- Book Intro
Soyul is an outcast at school, so she feels more comfortable at the library than at school. The library is a place where she can lose herself amid the smell of old books, far away from the mean kids at school. However, this is no ordinary school library. It’s dubbed the Broccoli library thanks to the broccoli-shaped zelkova tree that grows in the courtyard, and the librarian who the kids call the white-haired witch makes it even more peculiar. She may be silver-haired but has a youthful face and knows everything, like who is horsing around or who is putting their boogers on the books. Soyul often spends time imagining that the librarian is a real witch, but one day she actually discovers flying books and a pair of golden shoes that move by themselves in the library. She soon finds out that the shoes belong to Chichi a real little witch. Chichi and Soyul become friends immediately and the Broccoli library becomes the place where Soyul can meet her only friend.
Soyul thinks that if she had magical powers like Chichi, she would teach Hyesoo, the leader of the bullies, a lesson. One day, Soyul somehow switches bodies with Chichi, and unable to contain her hatred and anger she turns Hyesoo into a book. Hyesoo who turns into a book covered in boogers, disappears from the school and also the memory of everyone. Nobody remembers that Soyul used to be an outcast and Soyul thinks that everything has become perfect.
The master witch, who performs terrifying black magic takes interest in the fact that Soyul, a human girl, turned her friend into a book, out of anger. Seeing that Soyul is torn over what she has done, the master witch teaches her the spell to restore Hyesoo, predicting that Soyul will not use the spell. The witch plans to complete her black magic by obtaining Soyul’s anger, resentment and sadness, but things take a complete turn when Soyul takes a brave stand against the master witch.
- About the Author
Lee studied children’s stories in the Chlildren’s Book Workshop. In 2018, she was the recipient of the Korean Andersen children’s stories grand prize for A humpback whale lives in our neighborhood, and also the 15th Golden Pen children’s literature award for My name is Fanta. Her books include The legendary tag and The friend in the corridor.