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This One Summer

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Publisher Comments:

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.

Review:

"Rose and Windy, friends for two weeks every summer in nearby Ontario lake cottages, have hit early adolescence. Rose, a bit older, has knowledge and polish that tubby, still-childish Windy lacks, and Windy sometimes bores her. Yet Windy's instincts are often sound, while Rose is led astray by an infatuation with a local convenience store clerk. As Rose's parents' marriage founders and the taunts of local teens wake her to issues of social class, Rose veers between secret grief and fleeting pleasure in the rituals of summer. Jillian Tamaki's exceptionally graceful line is one of the strengths of this work from the cousin duo behind Skim. Printed entirely in somber blue ink, the illustrations powerfully evoke the densely wooded beach town setting and the emotional freight carried by characters at critical moments, including several confronting their womanhood in different and painful ways. Fine characterization and sensitive prose distinguish the story, too — as when Rose remembers the wisdom a swimming teacher shared about holding his breath for minutes at a time: 'He told me the secret was he would tell himself that he was actually breathing.' Ages 12 — up. Agent: Sam Hiyate, the Rights Factory. (May)â–" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

About the Author

Mariko Tamaki is a Canadian artist and writer. Best known for her 2008 graphic novel Skim, written with Jillian Tamaki, she has also published several works of both traditional written fiction and nonfiction. This One Summer, another collaboration with Jillian Tamaki, is her most recent work.  

Jillian Tamaki is an illustrator and comics artist. She lives in Brooklyn, NY, where she teaches at the School of Visual Arts and makes illustrations for magazines, newspapers, websites, and books. She is known for her embroideries on the Penguin "Threads" cover series, as well as the acclaimed graphic novel Skim, co-created with Mariko Tamaki. This One Summer is her most recent graphic novel. 

Product Details

ISBN:
9781596437746
Author:
Tamaki, Jillian
Publisher:
First Second
Author:
Tamaki, Mariko
Subject:
Comics & Graphic Novels
Subject:
Girls & Women
Subject:
Social Issues - Friendship
Subject:
Children s-General
Edition Description:
Graphic Novels
Publication Date:
20140531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
one color illustrations throughout
Pages:
320
Dimensions:
8.5 x 6 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12 up to 17

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Product details 320 pages First Second - English 9781596437746 Reviews:
"Publishers Weekly Review" by , "Rose and Windy, friends for two weeks every summer in nearby Ontario lake cottages, have hit early adolescence. Rose, a bit older, has knowledge and polish that tubby, still-childish Windy lacks, and Windy sometimes bores her. Yet Windy's instincts are often sound, while Rose is led astray by an infatuation with a local convenience store clerk. As Rose's parents' marriage founders and the taunts of local teens wake her to issues of social class, Rose veers between secret grief and fleeting pleasure in the rituals of summer. Jillian Tamaki's exceptionally graceful line is one of the strengths of this work from the cousin duo behind Skim. Printed entirely in somber blue ink, the illustrations powerfully evoke the densely wooded beach town setting and the emotional freight carried by characters at critical moments, including several confronting their womanhood in different and painful ways. Fine characterization and sensitive prose distinguish the story, too — as when Rose remembers the wisdom a swimming teacher shared about holding his breath for minutes at a time: 'He told me the secret was he would tell himself that he was actually breathing.' Ages 12 — up. Agent: Sam Hiyate, the Rights Factory. (May)â–" Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.
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