Legacy and the Queen
by Annie Matthew and Created by Kobe Bryant
Publication Date: Sep 03, 2019
List Price: $16.99
Format: Hardcover, 208 pages
Target Age Group: Middle Grade
Imprint: Granity Studios
Publisher: Granity Studios
Parent Company: Granity Studios
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From the mind of basketball legend and Academy Award winning storyteller Kobe Bryant comes a new tale of finding your inner magic against all odds.
GAME. SET. MAGIC.
Game Tennis means life and death for the residents of the magical kingdom of Nova, and for twelve-year-old Legacy, it’s the only thing getting her through the long days taking care of the other kids at the orphanage. That’s all about to change when she hears about Silla’s tournament.
Set Silla, the ruler of Nova, hosts an annual tournament for the less fortunate of her citizens to come and prove themselves and win entrance to the Academy, where they can train to compete at nationals. The prize is Silla’s favor and enough cash to keep open the orphanage, and Legacy has her heart set on both.
Magic What Legacy has yet to know is that the other players have something besides better skills and more money than she does. In Nova, tennis can unlock magic. Magic that Silla used to save the kingdom long ago and magic that her competitors have been training in for months already.
Now, with the world turned against her and the orphanage at stake, Legacy has to learn to use her passion for the game to rise above those around her and shine.
Additional Book Info
Conceived of by Kobe personally, and written by Annie Matthew (with the audio version voiced by Phylicia Rashad), Legacy spares no detail in using fantasy and realism to encourage young girls everywhere to celebrate and discover their own inner magic. The finished books will include extraordinary features like:
· illustrated endpapers with UV activated ink that gives the illusion of appearing ink;
· artistic renderings on each page which collectively function as a flip book animation;
· the revelation of a secret image when the pages are fanned out; and
· cords bound into the spine that serve as a placeholder ribbon.
In the magical world of Nova, tennis is more than just a game—for Legacy, it may just be life and death. Raised in a country orphanage run by her struggling single father, when open tennis trials are held by Nova's beloved Silla “The Queen”,Legacy sees an opportunity to help. Against his wishes,Legacy escapes to the city and enters. AsLegacy outplays the competition, and her star soon rises, she finds herself thrust into a world of privilege and darkness she’s never known. As Legacy attempts to survive in this new place, she comes face-to-face with an unexpected destiny; ultimately understanding that, to win here, she will need to rely on her talents, her love of the game, and allow her own light to brightly shine. It’s Game. Set. Magic.
- Juvenile Fiction / Fantasy & Magic
- Juvenile Fiction / Social Themes / General
- Juvenile Fiction / Sports & Recreation / General