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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.

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)

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

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

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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 recently released Coraline.

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copyright 2017 © by George Baier IV

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