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On a Sunbeam
By (author): Tillie Walden
9781250178145 Hardcover, Dust jacket English Young Adult : Age (years) from 12 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Science Fiction Oct 02, 2018 Print Run: 15000
$42.99 CAD
Active 6.36 x 8.86 x 1.75 in | 1270 gr 544 pages First Second
Lambda Literary Award - Nominee 2019, Short-listed Washington Post Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed L.A. Times Book Prize - Winner 2019, Winner Hugo Award - Nominee 2019, Short-listed Harvey Award 2019, Nominated L.A. Times Book Prize - Finalist 2019, Short-listed Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year 2018, Long-listed

“Tillie Walden is the future of comics, andOn a Sunbeamis 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 andPaper 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
APublisher's WeeklyBest Book of 2018
One ofThe Washington Post's "10 Best Graphic Novels of 2018"
ASchool Library JournalBest 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

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 workSpinningand the sci-fi epicOn 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.

“Magnificent.” —The New Yorker

“Walden creates the intoxicating effect of a universe as mysterious as our real one.” —The Atlantic

“Phenomenal . . . Utterly mesmerizing . . . A remarkable, stunning comic.” —Booklist,starred review

“This masterful blend of science fiction–inflected school drama, road trip, and adventure is nothing less than marvelous.” —Publishers Weekly,starred review

"A stunning interpretation of interstellar life . . . Bound to be a sci-fi favorite, especially for teens who also appreciated Nina LaCour’sWe Are Okay." —School Library Journal,starred review

"On A Sunbeam is an intimate, cosmic, and sometimes deeply funny work of art that is hopefully not the last glimpse of Walden’s science fantasy world." —VOYA Magazine,starred review

“Both gently romantic and heartbreaking, the story ultimately celebrates love and the importance of chosen family. An affirming love story.” —Kirkus

“Watching Mia and Grace rekindle their love against the backdrop of a bleak, mystifying universe is deeply satisfying.” —The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

“[A] pageturning and profoundly moving read.” —Horn Book

“Tillie Walden is the future of comics, andOn a Sunbeamis 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 series andPaper Girls

On a Sunbeam is a rare treat. It’s both a slow-burn romance and a found-family space opera adventure with an engaging cast of characters. But it’s the world building that really stands out, with a blend of SF and fantasy in a gloriously strange setting that is so brilliantly original I have no idea how to describe it. I enjoyed every bit of it.” —Martha Wells, author of The Murderbot Diaries and The Books of the Raksura

“Enthralling, beautiful, and compelling. I couldn't put this down.” —Ann Leckie, author ofAncillary Justice

“On A Sunbeamstrikes a magical balance between trippy and tangible, heartbreaking and hilarious. It was so easy to curl up in the art and lose myself in the story.” —Becky Chambers, author ofThe Long Way to a Small, Angry Planet

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