Macmillan Childrens Publishing Group
Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost

Written & illustrated by Vera Brosgol

First Second


Kindle, Fixed Layout


First Second

First Second


ISBN: 9781466832459

224 Pages, Ages 12-17

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn't kidding about the "Forever" part . . .
Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who's been dead for a century.
Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya's normal life might actually be worse. She's embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she's pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend—even a ghost—is just what she needs.
Or so she thinks.
Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya's Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

This title has Common Core connections.

Anya's Ghost is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title.
One of School Library Journal's Best Fiction Books of 2011.
One of Horn Book's Best Fiction Books of 2011.
Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)

Booklist Top Ten First Novels for Youth, North Carolina Children's Book Award Master List, Bram Stoker Awards - Nominee, Virginia Readers' Choice, YALSA Great Graphic Novels for Teens, ALA Popular Paperbacks for Young Adults, Eisner Award Winner, Best of the Year So Far, BCCB Best Book of the Year, Booklist Editors' Choice, Library Media Connection Best of the Best, American Library Association Popular Paperbacks for Young Readers, Horn Book Magazine Fanfare List, Indiana Young Hoosier Award Master List, American Library Association Notable Children's Books, YALSA Great Graphic Novel for Teens, School Library Best Books of the Year, Texas Maverick Graphic Novels List, New Jersey Garden State Teen Book A ML, Kirkus Reviews Best Books of the Year, Graphic Novel Reporter Best GN of the Year, Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books Blue Ribbon Award, School Library Journal Best Books of the Year, American Library Association Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, BCCB Blue Ribbon Award, CYBIL Award, ALA Notable Children's Books, North Carolina Children's Book Award ML, ALA Quick Picks for Reluctant Young Adults, Best Female Creator of the Year


Praise for Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost is a masterpiece, of YA literature and of comics.” —Neil Gaiman

“Remarkable. . . . with an attitude and aptitude reminiscent of Marjane Satrapi (Persepolis) who likewise conveyed the particulars of an immigrant adolescence, Brosgol has created a smart, funny and compassionate portrait of someone who, for all her sulking and sneering, is the kind of daughter many parents would like to have. And the kind of girl many of us maybe once were.” —The New York Times

In the Press

Read the Kirkus Review of ANYA'S GHOST . A deliciously creepy page-turning gem from first-time writer and illustrator Brosgol finds brooding teenager Anya trying to escape the past—both her own and the ghost haunting her. - Kirkus Reviews

About the author

Written & illustrated by Vera Brosgol

Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, and emigrated with her family to the United States as a child. She has a degree in Classical Animation and currently works as a storyboard artist at Laika, Inc. Her work can be seen in the recently released Coraline.

Vera Brosgol

copyright 2017 © by George Baier IV

From the Publisher

First Second

Latest on Facebook