Synopses & Reviews
An epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.
One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE " and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.
This slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale by Vera Brosgol is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.
"Brosgol’s cartooning delivers laughs throughout.... The fizzy collision of old-fashioned fairy tale elements with space-age physics is delightful, and even the most extroverted readers will recognize that sometimes you just need a little space." Publisher's Weekly (Starred Review)
"Brosgol's clever text manages to feel both classic and ultracontemporary, as do her illustrations.... Colorful and fun, Leave Me Alone! will be a good addition to any bookshelf, especially for children who like to shout along." The New York Times Book Review
"This book reads aloud beautifully to large groups, and should have them rolling in the aisles. Funny is hard; Brosgol makes it look easy." NPR, Best Books of 2016
About the Author
Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel, Anya's Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second. She drew storyboards for the animated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and at last count has knit twenty-two sweaters.