The Year of the Beasts

By Cecil Castellucci; Nate Powell (Illustrator)
(Square Fish, Paperback, 9781250050762, 175pp.)

Publication Date: October 28, 2014

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Description

Every summer the trucks roll in, bringing the carnival and its infinite possibilities to town. This year Tessa and her younger sister, Lulu, are unchaperoned and want to be first in line to experience the rides, the food . . . and the boys. Except this summer, jealousy will invade their relationship for the first time, setting in motion a course of events that can only end in tragedy, putting everyone's love and friendship to the test.

Alternating chapters of prose and comics are interwoven in "The Year of the Beasts," an extraordinary novel from Cecil Castellucci and Nate Powel that will break your heart and crack it wide open at the same time.




About the Author
Cecil Castellucci's books include "Boy Proof" (Candlewick, 2005), "The Plain Janes" (Minx/DC Comics, 2007), and "The Year of the Beasts" (Roaring Brook, 2012). She collaborated with artist Sara Varon on "Odd Duck, "a graphic novel for young readers. She is the YA editor of the "Los Angeles Review of Books" and a two-time Macdowell Fellow. She lives in Los Angeles.

Nate Powell is the author and illustrator of the graphic novel "Swallow Me Whole "(an "LA Times "Book Prize finalist, the 2009 Eisner Award winner for Best Graphic Novel, and an Ignatz Award winner). He is currently working on an illustrated novel for Roaring Brook Press, with author Cecil Castellucci. Nate lives in Bloomington, Indiana, with his wife.
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