Ingrid Chabbert (Author) Carole Maurel (Illustrator)


A young woman and her wife's attempts to have a child unfold in this poetic tale that ebbs and flows like the sea.

2019 Harvey Award Winner

After years of difficulty trying to have children, a young couple finally announces their pregnancy, only to have the most joyous day of their lives replaced with one of unexpected heartbreak. Their relationship is put to the test as they forge ahead, working together to rebuild themselves amidst the churning tumult of devastating loss, and ultimately facing the soul-crushing reality that they may never conceive a child of their own.

Based on author Ingrid Chabbert's own experience, coupled with soft, sometimes dreamlike illustrations by Carole Maurel, Waves is a deeply moving story that poignantly captures a woman's exploration of her pain in order to rediscover hope.

Praise for Waves
This is the kind of book that can drag you down and make you weep, while still sustaining you with its sheer ambition. .... a great example of what makes graphic novels powerful in the hands of truly talented creators. - Huffington Post, Best Graphic Novels of 2019

Simultaneously raw and compassionate, this is a lovely partnership of words and images. The combination of art style and bittersweet memoir will appeal to older teens who enjoy Lucy Knisley's and Tillie Walden's work. - School Library Journal

Product Details

$14.99  $13.79
Publish Date
May 14, 2019
7.0 X 0.5 X 9.7 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author

Ingrid Chabbert was born in 1978 in Aveyron, France and lives today in Carcassonne, France surrounded by all her dogs. She loves to play with words and talk about life, with all its joys and torments. Chabbert's debut picture book was released in 2010 and in 2016 she began publishing comics for both children and adults.
Carole Maurel worked as a graphist and animator for TV programs, before she published her first graphic novel Les Chroniques Mauves, a collective work about the lesbian community. She has since published several graphic novels, always a characteristic mix of feminine sensibilities and humor.