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Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost

Written & illustrated by Vera Brosgol

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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 graphic novel from author/artist Vera Brosgol.

This title has Common Core connections.

A 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Book of the Year
A School Library Journal Best Fiction Book of 2011
A Horn Book Best Fiction Book of 2011
Winner of the 2012 Eisner Award for Best Publication for Young Adults (Ages 12-17)

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

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

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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 acclaimed Coraline.

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copyright 2017 © by George Baier IV

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