Making Friends: A Graphic Novel (Making Friends #1): Volume 1

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Product Details
Price
$12.99  $12.08
Publisher
Graphix
Publish Date
Pages
272
Dimensions
5.5 X 7.9 X 0.9 inches | 1.06 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9781338139211

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About the Author
Kristen Gudsnuk is the creator of Making Friends, an IndieBound bestseller and YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens selection. The sequel, Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board, was included in the 2020 ILA Children's Choices reading list. She's also the writer and artist of the Minecraft comic series Wither Without You, and her Henchgirl comic series is being developed into a TV show. Kristen was born in suburbia, didn't go to art school, and now lives in Queens, New York. Learn more about Kristen and her comics at kristengudsnuk.com
Reviews

★ "Making Friends is the Scott Pilgrim for the tweenage set, perfect for any younger readers' graphic novel collection." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"Gudsnuk's powers of imagination will make her plenty of friends." -- Publishers Weekly

"This charming graphic novel features full-color, manga-inspired illustrations and a breezy plot that blends wish fulfillment and fantasy with an approachable and contemporary storyline. With a broad brush, Gudsnuk hits many of the angst-y issues of middle school, including popularity, bullying, family relationships, body image, and fandom, creating appeal for a large swath of readers... A nifty pastiche of middle school matters." -- Kirkus Reviews

"Middle-schoolers, meanwhile, will appreciate Gudsnuk's light touch in bringing an empathetic, joyful, and judicious treatment to those tough in-between years." -- Booklist

Praise for Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board:

"Gudsnuk's bubbly, playful artwork, in a warm palette dominated by pink and purple and dense with detail and expressive, goggle-eyed faces, is a pleasure to look at." -- Booklist


Praise for Making Friends: * "Making Friends is the Scott Pilgrim for the tweenage set, perfect for any younger readers' graphic novel collection." -- School Library Journal, starred review"Gudsnuk's powers of imagination will make her plenty of friends." -- Publishers Weekly"This charming graphic novel features full-color, manga-inspired illustrations and a breezy plot that blends wish fulfillment and fantasy with an approachable and contemporary storyline. With a broad brush, Gudsnuk hits many of the angst-y issues of middle school, including popularity, bullying, family relationships, body image, and fandom, creating appeal for a large swath of readers... A nifty pastiche of middle school matters." -- Kirkus Reviews"Middle-schoolers, meanwhile, will appreciate Gudsnuk's light touch in bringing an empathetic, joyful, and judicious treatment to those tough in-between years." -- BooklistPraise for Making Friends: Back to the Drawing Board: "Gudsnuk's bubbly, playful artwork, in a warm palette dominated by pink and purple and dense with detail and expressive, goggle-eyed faces, is a pleasure to look at." -- Booklist