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Deluxe Edition

Book #1 of Sheets
Published by Oni Press
Distributed by Simon & Schuster



About The Book

The brand-new deluxe hardcover edition of Sheets features never-before-seen content from the beloved graphic novel from Brenna Thummler.

A 2018 Barnes & Noble Best Book
A 2021 Amazon Teacher's Pick

For Marjorie Glatt, being thirteen years old isn't quite the same as it is for everyone else. Responsible for running her family's laundromat while trying to survive middle school, Marjorie's daily struggles include persnickety customers, snippy classmates, agonizing swim lessons, and laundry... always, always laundry.

Wendell is a bit different, too. Wendell is a ghost. His daily struggles include Dead Youth support groups and unavoidable stains. But when he escapes from the Land of Ghosts and bumbles into Marjorie's laundromat--the perfect ghost playground--his attempts at fun and friendship begin to harm the family business.

Sheets is a powerful story about a young girl's perseverance, even when all the odds are stacked against her. It shows that forgiveness and second chances can result in unlikely friendships. Above all, it is an invitation into an unusual, haunted laundromat that brings family, friends, and--yes--sheets to life.

About The Author

Brenna Thummler has always known her life is haunted. Much like Marjorie Glatt, she grew up in a small Pennsylvania town, where piano practice and ghost stories were part of her daily routine. It wasn’t until she attended Ringling College of Art and Design, however, that she realized her passion for storytelling (as well as her hatred of laundry). Now back in her hometown, she spends her days drawing, writing, and suspicious of her sheets.

Product Details

  • Publisher: Oni Press (October 12, 2021)
  • Length: 288 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781620109748
  • Ages: 9 - 12

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Raves and Reviews

This heartfelt, lingering tale of friendship, family, and forgiveness will captivate children and adults alike, especially those who have experienced loss."

School Library Journal

"Thummler’s debut graphic novel tempers references to Marjorie’s adult-size responsibilities with a lighter splash of the supernatural to create a smart story about friendship and grit."

Publishers Weekly

"...a subtle, gentle work that expresses empathy and warmth even while depicting life's more painful experiences."

Shelf Awareness

"Sweet, sad, funny, warm, and beautiful. If I can be forgiven for using this word, this is one that will haunt me, in the best way."

– Dana Simpson, creator of Phoebe and Her Unicorn

"Brenna Thummler's first original graphic novel is a reason to celebrate."

– Brian Selznick, author of The Invention of Hugo Cabret

"For days after reading Brenna Thummler's Sheets I have been wandering my neighborhood, haunted, enchanted, and in need of freshly pressed clothing."

– Lemony Snicket

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