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This One Summer (GN)
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Mariko Tamaki Mariko Tamaki
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This One Summer (GN)

Mariko Tamaki Mariko Tamaki Jillian Tamaki



Media » Graphic Novel;
Young Adult;
Award Winners » Will Eisner Comic Industry Awards;
Award Winners » Ignatz Award


317 pages

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A New York Times bestseller A 2015 Caldecott Honor Book A 2015 Michael L. Printz Honor Book An Eisner Award Winner 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.

This title has Common Core connections.

By:   Mariko Tamaki
Illustrated by:   Mariko Tamaki, Jillian Tamaki
Country of Publication:   United States
Dimensions:   Height: 226mm,  Width: 168mm,  Spine: 28mm
Weight:   567g
ISBN:   9781626720947
ISBN 10:   1626720940
Pages:   317
Publication Date:   May 2014
Recommended Age:   From 12 to 17 years
Audience:   Young adult ,  Preschool (0-5)
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Mariko Tamaki is a writer of comics and young adult novels. Her books include the graphic novels Skim andThis One Summer with Jillian Tamaki, and Emiko Superstar with Steve Rolston. Her upcoming works include a YA novel, Saving Montgomery Sole, and a comic about teen lez heartbreak. Jillian Tamaki is a Canadian illustrator and comics artist living in Toronto, Ontario. She is the creator of two books of personal works (Skim and This One Summer, with Mariko Tamaki) and the ongoing webcomic, SuperMutant Magic Academy.

* Poignant and melancholy . . . the design and craftsmanship create a remarkable fluency, demonstrating graphic narrative at its best. - BCCB, STARRED REVIEW * 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 dessinee 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

  • Commended for Caldecott Medal 2015
  • Commended for Michael L. Printz Award (Young Adult) 2015
  • Winner of Will Eisner Comic Industry Award (Graphic Album-New) 2015
  • Winner of Young Adult Canadian Book Award 2015
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