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Anya's Ghost

Anya's Ghost

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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)

Author: Vera Brosgol
Publisher: First Second
Published: 06/07/2011
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 1.00lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.00w x 0.60d
ISBN: 9781596435520
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.3
Point Value: 1
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 145071 / Anya's Ghost


Review Citation(s):
Booklist 03/15/2011 pg. 34
Publishers Weekly 04/11/2011
Kirkus Reviews 05/01/2011
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 06/01/2011 - Book Of Special Distinction
Horn Book Magazine 07/01/2011 pg. 42
Hornbook Guide to Children 07/01/2011 pg. 375 - Outstanding, Noteworthy In Style
Shelf Awareness 07/01/2011
Booklist Ed Choice Youth 01/01/2012 pg. 12
SLJ's Best Books 12/01/2011 pg. 28
School Library Journal 07/01/2011
Library Journal 07/01/2011

About the Author
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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