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Pumpkinheads
A Graphic Novel
By (author): Rainbow Rowell Illustrated by: Faith Erin Hicks
9781626721623 Paperback, Trade English Young Adult : Age (years) from 14 - 18 YOUNG ADULT FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General Aug 27, 2019 Print Run: 150000
$24.50 CAD
Forthcoming 6 x 8.5 x 0 in 224 pages Full-color illustrations throughout First Second

InPumpkinheads, beloved #1New York Times bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner Award–winning artist Faith Erin Hicks have teamed up to create this tender and hilarious story about two irresistible teens discovering what it means to leave behind a place—and a person—with no regrets.

Deja and Josiah are seasonal best friends.

Every autumn, all through high school, they’ve worked together at the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world. (Not many people know that the best pumpkin patch in the whole wide world is in Omaha, Nebraska, but it definitely is.) They say good-bye every Halloween, and they’re reunited every September 1.

But this Halloween is different—Josiah and Deja are finally seniors, and this is their last season at the pumpkin patch. Their last shift together. Their last good-bye.

Josiah’s ready to spend the whole night feeling melancholy about it. Deja isn’t ready to let him. She’s got a plan: What if—instead of moping and the usual slinging lima beans down at the Succotash Hut—they went out with a bang? They could see all the sights! Taste all the snacks! And Josiah could finally talk to that cute girl he’s been mooning over for three years . . .

What if their last shift was an adventure?

Rainbow Rowellis the award-winning, No. 1New York Times–bestselling author ofEleanor & Park,Carry On,Wayward Son, and more. She made her comics debut as the writer of Marvel’s monthly Runaways series.Pumpkinheadsis her first graphic novel. Rainbow lives and writes in Omaha, Nebraska, home of the world’s best pumpkin patches.

Faith Erin Hicks is a writer and artist living in Vancouver, British Columbia. Her previous works include the Nameless City trilogy,Friends with Boys,The Last of Us: American Dreams(with Neil Druckmann),Nothing Can Possibly Go Wrong (with Prudence Shen), and the Eisner Award–winningThe Adventures of Superhero Girl. She can be found online!

- starred review from Kirkus
- a graphic novel from #1 NYT bestselling author Rainbow Rowell and Eisner-award winning Canadian artist Faith Erin Hicks
- 150k print run
- Booklist review
- #1 Loan Star Junior Pick for July and August
- received excellent blurbs from Mariko Tamaki, Gene Luen Yang, and more
- EW.com cover reveal
- a Raincoast Superlead

Raincoast Superlead:
150k print run; Rowell is the bestselling author of Eleanor and Park, which sold over 64k copies in Canada; Hicks is a Canadian author and illustrator

Pumpkinheads perfectly captures that feeling of the last night that’s the start of the rest of your life.”—Mariko Tamaki, Printz Honor–winning cocreator ofThis One SummerandLaura Dean Keeps Breaking Up with Me

“Fun, funny, and wise.”—Gene Luen Yang, Printz and Eisner Award–winning author ofAmerican Born Chinese

“A fall-tastic good time, brought to you from the best of the YA and graphic literature worlds.”—Bustle

“Dreamy.”—Entertainment Weekly

"A heartwarming, funny story filled with richness and complexity."—Kirkus,starred review

"Rowell's one of the biggest names in YA; don't be surprised if readers who otherwise turn their nose up at comics seek this one out." —Booklist

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