Plain Jane and the Mermaid

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$14.99  $13.94
First Second
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5.63 X 7.99 X 0.81 inches | 1.36 pounds

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About the Author
Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first two graphic novels, Anya's Ghost and Be Prepared, were published by First Second, and her debut picture book Leave Me Alone! was a 2017 Caldecott Honor Book. She's also worked on storyboards for several animated films, including Coraline and Guillermo del Toro's Pinocchio. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her dog Omar, a mere two hours from the sea.

"A cabaret of tropes and figures from many tales we know and love, spun anew. Flecks from Alice in Wonderland, Hansel and Gretel, Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, and Beauty and the Beast sparkle across the pages of this graphic novel like antique glitter." New York Times

"This rollicking tale of an insecure girl finding her strength and breaking from tradition is another triumph for Brosgol." --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"In a story bolstered by a wonderful cast, an otherworldly setting, and poignantly accessible feelings, Brosgol once again captures magic, menace, and humanity." -Booklist, starred review

"Complex characters, twists and turns, and beautiful artwork blend harmoniously for a perfect read that will jump-start the -imagination." -School Library Journal, starred review

"A funny and fast-paced feminist adventure masterfully told through the comics medium." -Horn Book Magazine, starred review

"Few writers can communicate the teenage mind as astutely or with such wit as Vera. This book captures themes of beauty, love, and finding oneself, and exposes the lies we tell ourselves and the truths we won't admit. Nothing plain about it." --LeUyen Pham

"A pride-filled treatise and a charming riff on fairy tales." --Kirkus

"Jane's open, expressive face easily carries the story through wordless sections, and her sharp honesty is immediately endearing." -BCCB