Pilu of the Woods

Mai K Nguyen (Author)

Product Details

$17.99  $16.55
Oni Press
Publish Date
April 16, 2019
6.1 X 0.8 X 8.6 inches | 1.1 pounds

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About the Author

Mai K. Nguyen is a comics maker, illustrator, and ice-cream enthusiast living in Northern California. She has previously self-published two short stories, Coral and the King and Little Ghost. When she's not doodling, she's hustling as a visual designer in San Francisco, watching too many true-crime documentaries, or dreaming about all the other comics she wants to make. Not unlike Willow, she loves feeling small amongst redwood trees and inhaling the salty-grassy smell of coastal bluffs.


"In Pilu of the Woods, Nguyen has crafted a sweet, gentle, beautifully-illustrated fable about childhood loss, and the friends who help us find ways to grow, even through the hardest times."--Melanie Gillman (Steven Universe, As the Crow Flies)
"A heartwarming and beautifully executed parallel between the natural cycles of nature and the emotional journey of navigating friend and family relationships, Pilu of the Woods feels very special. Nguyen really captures the feeling of being a kid in the woods with a lot of emotions. Beautiful lettering, beautiful linework, beautiful relationships--just an all-around beautiful book! I feel stronger for having read this."--Natalie Riess (Space Battle Lunchtime, Dungeon Critters)
"An incredible and imaginative story of life and loss. Readers will miss Pilu when the story ends, but she will resonate long after."--Erin Entrada Kelly, Newbery award-winning author of Hello, Universe
Rendered in evocative lines and expressive lettering, Pilu of the Woods is a delight! Nguyen's debut is a touching tale of lingering grief and the healing powers of friendship, family, and one enchanting forest.--Melanie Crowder, award-winning author of A Nearer Moon
"In PILU OF THE WOODS, Mai K. Nguyen's stunning visuals bring an emotional narrative to life. Pick it up for the beauty, stay for the feels!"--Gloria Chao, author of AMERICAN PANDA
"A lovely graphic novel focusing on confronting our inner feelings and how we express them."--Kirkus