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PRH Spring 2022 Comics for Kids

Apple Crush
(A Graphic Novel)
By (author): Lucy Knisley
Lucy Knisley


Random House Graphic



Product Form:


Form detail:

Paperback , Trade


Children: Age (years) 8 - 12, Grade (US) 3 - 7
May 03, 2022
$17.99 CAD


8in x 5.56 x 0.64 in | 0.84 lb

Page Count:

208 pages


Random House Children's Books
Random House Graphic
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
After finally adjusting to life on a family farm with two brand new step-sisters, a young girl faces an even bigger challenge - figuring out where she fits in at her first year in middle school. This middle grade graphic novel explores family, friendship, and change!

Jen is just getting used to her life on Peapod Farm with her new stepsisters, Andy and Reese. But when the school year starts, there are even more changes in store for her. Jen has to navigate new friends and new challenges—but at least she’ll have Andy with her, right? As she starts the sixth grade, she finds that her stepsister seems way more interested in crushes and boys than hanging out with her, while Jen wants to know when the world decided boys and girls couldn’t be “just friends” anymore.

Jen’s story continues in the standout sequel to Stepping Stones that captures everything awesome (and scary) about growing up.

Story Locale: Upstate NYC

Series Overview: Apple Crush is the second book of the Peapod Farm series. The next book will be out in Summer 2023.

MORE OF AN EXCITING SERIES: Fans of the accessible, heartfelt storytelling Stepping Stones will be eager to revisit Jen, Andy and Peapod Farm! Landing on many of the Best of lists in 2020, the Peapod Farm series continues to bring heartfelt stories to life.

HIT CATEGORY: Middle-grade contemporary is a hit in the graphic novel market!

KID ISSUES: Apple Crush continues to bring everyday kid issues to life in a story that focuses on starting a new school and finding yourself around other kids who you can’t seem to connect to.

LUCY KNISLEY: Lucy is a New York Times bestselling author with a huge presence online. With 49.5k followers on Twitter and 196k followers on Instagram, readers from around the world follow Lucy to connect with her hilarious and personal comics.

CROSSOVER POTENTIAL FOR PROSE READERS: Kids who read prose are hopping on board the graphic novel train! Readers of Raina Telgemier, Jen Wang, and Svetlana Chmakova will love seeing more of Jen and Andy!

Lucy Knisley is the critically acclaimed, award-winning, New York Times bestselling comics creator of Relish and Kid Gloves. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son. She specializes in personal, confessional graphic novels and travelogues. The Peapod Farms books are Lucy’s first graphic novels for kids. Find her online at @lucyknisley.

Author Residence: Chicago, IL

Author Hometown: NYC / Chicago, IL / Upstate NYC

Author Website: www.lucyknisley.com/

Author Social Media: @LucyKnisley

★ “Readers looking for budding romance (or avoiding it altogether) will find characters to cheer in this autumn-themed follow-up.” —School Library Journal, starred review
“Warm, fortifying, and cozy—like a drink of apple cider.” —Kirkus Reviews

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