Now available in paperback, AQUICORN COVE is the beloved K. O'Neill story about a young girl who must protect a colony of magical seahorse-like creatures she discovers in the coral reef.
When Lana and her father return to their seaside hometown to help clear the debris of a big storm, Lana remembers how much she’s missed the ocean—and the strong, reassuring presence of her aunt. As Lana explores the familiar beach, she discovers something incredible: a colony of Aquicorns, small, magical seahorse-like creatures that live in the coral reef. Lana rescues an injured Aquicorn and cares for it with the help of her aunt, who may know more about these strange creatures than she’s willing to admit. When a second storm threatens to reach the town, choices made many years ago about how to coexist with the sea start to rise to the surface. Lana realizes she will need to find the strength to stand on her own, even when it means standing up to the people who she has always relied on to protect her.
About the Author
K. O'Neill is an Eisner and Harvey Award-winning illustrator and graphic novelist from New Zealand. They are the author of Princess Princess Ever After, Aquicorn Cove, The Tea Dragon Society, The Tea Dragon Festival, and Dewdrop, all from Oni Press. They mostly make gentle fantasy stories for younger readers, and is very interested in tea, creatures, things that grow, and the magic of everyday life.
"A beautiful, LGBTQ-friendly conservation fable."
— Powell's Books
"Aquicorn Cove is a lush, tender tale of grief and environmentalism."
— AV Club
"Readers will eagerly dive into O’Neill’s latest world. Enchanting."
"Aquicorn Cove is a beautifully drawn book about protecting our oceans and the life in it."
"Highly recommended for all-ages graphic novel collections, especially those where O'Neill's earlier works are popular."
— SCHOOL LIBRARY JOURNAL (Starred Review)
"The message about conserving our oceans is perfect for little ones who love the ocean."
— Book Riot
"A sweet, quiet slice-of-life story with adorable illustrations."