On a Sunbeam

On a Sunbeam

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"Tillie Walden is the future of comics, and On a Sunbeam is her best work yet. It's a 'space' story unlike any you've ever read, with a rich, lived-in universe of complex characters." --Brian K. Vaughan, Saga and Paper Girls

Two timelines. Second chances. One love.

A ragtag crew travels to the deepest reaches of space, rebuilding beautiful, broken structures to piece the past together.

Two girls meet in boarding school and fall deeply in love--only to learn the pain of loss.

With interwoven timelines and stunning art, award-winning graphic novelist Tillie Walden creates an inventive world, breathtaking romance, and an epic quest for love.

LA Times Festival of Books 2018 Book Prize Winner, Graphic Novel/Comics
A Publisher's Weekly Best Book of 2018
One of The Washington Post's 10 Best Graphic Novels of 2018
A School Library Journal Best Book of 2018
A YALSA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel
A 2019 Hugo Award Nominee, Best Graphic Story
A Harvey Award Nominee, Book of the Year
A Harvey Award Nominee, Best Children's or Young Adult Book

Author: Tillie Walden
Publisher: First Second
Published: 10/02/2018
Pages: 544
Binding Type: Paperback
Weight: 2.40lbs
Size: 8.40h x 6.00w x 1.50d
ISBN: 9781250178138
Audience: Young Adult

Accelerated Reader:
Reading Level: 2.6
Point Value: 2
Interest Level: Middle Grade Plus
Quiz #/Name: 502685 / On a Sunbeam


Review Citation(s):
Horn Book Magazine 11/01/2018 pg. 93
Kirkus Reviews 09/01/2018
Booklist 09/15/2018 pg. 47
Publishers Weekly 09/17/2018
Bulletin of Ctr for Child Bks 10/01/2018
BookPage 10/01/2018
School Library Journal 10/01/2018 pg. 82
Hornbook Guide to Children 01/01/2019 - Superior,Well Above Average

About the Author
Tillie Walden is a cartoonist and illustrator from Austin, Texas. Born in 1996, she is a graduate from the Center for Cartoon Studies in Vermont. Over the course of her time at CCS she published three books with the London based Avery Hill Publishing. Her graphic novels with First Second include her autobiographical work Spinning and the sci-fi epic On a Sunbeam. She is a two-time Eisner nominee and Ignatz Award winner who now lives in Los Angeles. When she is not drawing comics, Tillie can be found walking and listening to audiobooks or asleep with a cat.