Plain Jane and the Mermaid

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Product Details
Price
$22.99  $21.38
Publisher
First Second
Publish Date
Pages
368
Dimensions
5.85 X 8.29 X 0.98 inches | 1.61 pounds
Language
English
Type
Hardcover
EAN/UPC
9781250314864

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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.
Reviews

"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

"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