From award-winning graphic novelist Raina Telgemeier comes a new story about family, friendship and hope. Catrina and her family are moving to the coast of Northern California because her little sister, Maya, is sick. Cat isn't happy about leaving her friends for Bahia de la Luna, but Maya has cystic fibrosis and will benefit from the cool, salty air that blows in from the sea. As the girls explore their new home, a neighbor lets them in on a secret: There are ghosts in Bahia de la Luna. Maya is determined to meet one, but Cat wants nothing to do with them. As the time of year when ghosts reunite with their loved ones approaches, Cat must figure out how to put aside her fears for her sister's sake - and her own. . .
This sweet-tart prompted diary with a Smile charm is a must-have for the passionate fans who feel that Raina Telgemeier's multi-million selling graphic novels and memoirs speak directly to the challenges they face. RAINA TELGEMEIER WAS NAMED THE COMICS INDUSTRY PERSON OF THE DECADE BY THE BEAT Raina Telgemeier's voice is so relatable for her audience of middle grade readers that they feel she is tapping into the joys, challenges and anxieties of their daily lives. This lightly prompted and illustrated journal is the perfect companion to her perennially bestselling books. It's a place for kids to safely record their innermost hopes and dreams, their secret fears and anxieties--all designed with Raina's art and dotted with her prompts so they will feel as though they are recording their thoughts for her.
This special boxed set contains Telgemeier's #1 "New York Times"-bestselling and Eisner award-winning graphic memoir Smile and its companion, Sisters. In Smile, Raina wants to be a normal 12-year-old. But when she trips and falls, severely injuring her two front teeth, she begins a long, frustrating journey with braces, surgery, hideous headgear and even a retainer with fake teeth attached. And on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. In Sisters, Raina can't wait to be a big sister, but once Amara is born she realizes things won't be quite what she had expected...or hoped. Despite Amara's cuteness, she is a cranky, grouchy baby and mostly prefers to play by herself. Their relationship doesn't improve much over the years but when a baby brother enters the picture and their parents' relationship starts to struggle, they realize they must figure out how to get along. They are sisters, after all. Full-colour graphic novels, based on Raina's own expriences growing up. Raina is also the illustrator of The Baby-Sitters Club Graphic Novels