By Mark Crilley
Illustrated by Mark Crilley
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This One Summer meets The Edge of Seventeen in this poignant coming-of-age YA graphic novel about two childhood friends at a crossroads in their lives and art from the author of Mastering Manga.
Megan and Cass have been joined at the brush for as long as they can remember. For years, while spending summers together at a lakeside cabin, they created art together, from sand to scribbles . . . to anything available. Then Cass moved away to New York.
When Megan finally convinces her parents to let her spend a week in the city, too, it seems like Cass has completely changed. She has tattoos, every artist in the city knows her. She even eats chicken feet now! At least one thing has stayed the same: They still make their best art together.
But when one girl betrays the other’s trust on the eve of what is supposed to be their greatest artistic feat yet, can their friendship survive? Can their art?
- On Sale
- Mar 16, 2021
- Page Count
- 256 pages
- Little, Brown Ink
About the Author
Mark Crilley was raised in Detroit, where he started drawing almost as soon as he could hold a pencil in his hand. After graduating from Kalamazoo College in 1988, where he was befriended by children’s author David Small, he taught English in Taiwan and Japan for nearly five years. His first comic series, Akiko, was published in 1995, leading Random House to invite him to adapt it as a series of ten young reader novels. His graphic novel series, Miki Falls, was chosen by the American Library Association as one of the 2007 “Great Graphic Novels for Teens.” His instructional art book, Mastering Manga, has been published in nine languages, and his 2016 graphic novel, The Drawing Lesson, marked his fourteenth Eisner nomination. Crilley’s work has been featured in USA Today, Entertainment Weekly, and on CNN Headline News and Comcast On Demand, and his popular YouTube videos have been viewed more than 350 million times. He lives in Michigan with his wife, Miki, and children, Matthew and Mio.
FROM NOVL NATION
“I found this to be a fast and cute read. If you’re looking for a quick story about friendship and growth, this graphic novel is for you!”
– Sonya, WolfRoseReads
“My Last Summer with Cass was beautiful in both its writing and illustration… My Last Summer with Cass perfectly captures the growing pains that accompany any childhood friendship in a stunning graphic novel format!”
– Randi, @Rampant_Reading
‘This was a delightful read… From the first page, I was mesmerized by the art panels.”
– Sarah, A Gingerly Review