This One Summer

written by Mariko Tamaki; illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

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Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It's their getaway, their refuge. Rosie's friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose's mom and dad won't stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens - just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy - is caught up in something bad... Something life threatening.

It's a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it's a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

This One Summer is a tremendously exciting new teen graphic novel from two creators with true literary clout. Cousins Mariko and Jillian Tamaki, the team behind Skim, have collaborated on this gorgeous, heartbreaking, and ultimately hopeful story about a girl on the cusp of childhood - a story of renewal and revelation.

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Praise for This One Summer

*"This captivating graphic novel presents a fully realized picture of a particular time in a young girl's life, an in-between summer filled with yearning and a sense of ephemerality." - School Library Journal, STARRED REVIEW

 

*"A summer of family drama, secrets and change in a small beach town . . . Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated - a triumph." - Kirkus Reviews, STARRED REVIEW

 

*"With a light touch, the Tamakis capture the struggle of growing up in a patchwork of summer moments . . . Wistful, touching, and perfectly bittersweet." - Booklist, STARRED REVIEW

 

"This One Summer teeters on the fault line of preadolescence, as cozy childhood naivety washes away to reveal the dark complexities of adult life. Jillian Tamaki might be the best illustrator in the entire biz – her drawings are immersive, sensual and overwhelmingly beautiful. A magic synergy is kindled when paired with the storytelling of her cousin Mariko, who implements the best elements of graphic novels, manga, bande dessinée and modern literary prose to awaken a world of sophisticated naturalism. I loved it."

-- Craig Thompson

 

"Jillian’s art is simply gorgeous, and the perfect companion to the beautiful—and sometimes painful—truth behind Mariko’s every word."

-- Stephanie Perkins

 

"This One Summer is so vivid and beautifully told, that I saw, heard, and felt every moment.  This tender and oh-so-true story of one girl's pivotal summer is a stand-out."

--Deb Caletti

 

“I just want to live forever in the pages that Mariko and Jillian create. Exquisite, subtly layered storytelling of both words and art, and a punch when you least expect it—a rare treasure of a book, like a summer caught and pressed between the pages.”

--Svetlana Chmakova

 

I read this in July, and spent the rest of the summer thinking about it. Every bike on a dusty road and gleefully swimming kid made me think about this book, and how it so eloquently and perfectly captures the feeling of summer-- slow, lazy and somehow hectic and astounding and full-- that we spend every year after the age of 18 trying to remember. 

--Lucy Knisley

 

This One Summer is a precisely written, exquisitely illustrated exploration of the moment when childhood tips over into adolescence. For the second time the Tamakis have raised the bar for young adult comics.

--Hope Larson

 

“The most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen.”

--Faith Erin Hicks

 

"This One Summer is a beautiful, relatable story of that summer everyone has had, where things happen around you but nothing happens to you."

--Julie Halpern

 

“Read this and remember that time.  Read this and feel the innocence and the intimate, wrestling out at the beach.  Read this and keep it like a secret, or let it run wild like a bonfire night.  Read this for the joy and the grit, the tears and the sunburn, what you can’t remember and what you’ll never forget.  Read This One Summer and swear you were there.”

—Daniel Handler


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About the Author

written by Mariko Tamaki; illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian writer and performer. In addition to her celebrated graphic novel Skim, co-created with Jillian Tamaki, she has also published several works of prose fiction and nonfiction, including the young adult novel (You) Set Me on Fire. Mariko's short film Happy 16th birthday Kevin premiered at the Inside Out Festival in Toronto in May 2013. Her most recent graphic novel is This One Summer, with Jillian Tamaki. marikotamaki.blogspot.com

Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator and comics artist living in Brooklyn, New York. She is the creator of two books of personal works (including Skim, with Mariko Tamaki), and the ongoing webcomic, Super Mutant Magic Academy. Her most recent graphic novel is This One Summer, with Mariko Tamaki. jilliantamaki.com

Jillian Tamaki
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This One Summer
written by Mariko Tamaki; illustrated by Jillian Tamaki

Trade Paperback

Trade Paperback
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5/6/2014
Trade Paperback
ISBN: 9781596437746
ISBN10: 159643774X
Graphic Novels
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 320 pages, one color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$17.99

Paper Over Board

Paper Over Board
First Second
5/6/2014
Paper Over Board
ISBN: 9781626720947
ISBN10: 1626720940
Graphic Novels
6 x 8 1/2 inches, 320 pages, one color illustrations throughout
Age Range: 12 to 18
Grade Range: 7 and up
$21.99
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