One of our Gosh! Best of 2017 titles! A dark fairy tale with nods to the Grimms and the work of Edward Gorey. The story, shrouded in mystery, follows a young girl in an abandoned village that has been ravaged by a mysterious disease. Her caretaker, called ÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂTeacherÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂÃÂ, is a birdlike monster that has been infected with the curse-like sickness. A special relationship develops between the two as they protect each other from the plague and from those wishing to obliterate all who are exposed to it. The mystery of our two leads and the mythos of their world is drip-fed to the readers by Nagabe, keeping you on the edge of your seat for the next volume. Accessible to manga veterans and curious newcomers alike.