Aster and the Accidental Magic, Thom Pico, illus. Karensac, trans. Anne & Owen Smith (2020)
A fun, action-packed fantasy adventure about a girl, her dog, and magic gone wrong!
In her new home, Aster meets a mysterious old woman with a herd of dogs who gives her a canine companion of her own. But when she and her dog Buzz are adventuring in the forest, they run into a trickster spirit who gives Aster three wishes. After wishing for the ability to understand and talk to her dog, she becomes only able to talk in dog language…and the trouble she gets into is just starting.