Bog Myrtle (Hardcover)

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"I adore this book as much as I adore empowered spiders, poker-faced narrators, and cooperative bookstores. It's wry, whip-smart, and freaking gorgeous. Sid Sharp is a maestro of comic timing and subversion." --Kyo Maclear, author of It Began With a Page

From the acclaimed author of The Wolf Suit comes another weirdly hilarious, masterfully thought-provoking, and lushly painted early reader graphic novel.

Two sisters, one stubbornly cheerful (Beatrice) and one relentlessly grumpy (Magnolia), live in a drafty old house with a family of helpful spiders. When Beatrice is gifted magic yarn from a giant forest spider obsessed with sustainability named Bog Myrtle, she and the spiders set to work knitting up a perfectly warm sweater.

But greedy Magnolia sees only the opportunity for profit, and quickly converts the old house into a magic sweater factory. The exhausted spiders are driven to strike, and Bog Myrtle is not pleased . . .

Bog Myrtle is a witty modern folktale that touches on themes of capitalism, environmentalism, labor rights, and being a nice person.

About the Author

SID SHARP is an artist from Toronto who makes drawings, paintings, and comics. Their debut comic The Wolf Suit was a Junior Library Guild Gold Standard Selection and was featured in Best of the Year lists by the New York Public Library, School Library Journal, and The Globe and Mail. Sid's interests include folklore, scary stories, mysterious and unknowable things, and finding good sticks for their stick collection.

Product Details
ISBN: 9781773218922
ISBN-10: 1773218921
Publisher: Annick Press
Publication Date: October 8th, 2024
Pages: 156
Language: English