When Marlana Pulled a Thread
By Dave Eggers
(McSweeney's McMullens, Hardcover, 9781936365425, 40pp.)
Publication Date: July 2011
Categories: Imagination & Play
Marlana is a girl who one day sees a strange-looking thread amid the grass and flowers, and she pulls it. Pop! Whistle! As Marlana pulls, the thread keeps coming. Soon, things begin to disappear: first a tree, then a palace, then a whole town. Marlana wonders if she ought to stop pulling, but she's no quitter.
The first picture book written and drawn by bestselling author Dave Eggers, When Marlana Pulled a Thread is a classic story that will delight and disarm readers, leaving them with that special itch to go back to the beginning, read it all again, and attempt to get to the bottom of things.
The dustjacket unfolds into a large poster, revealing hidden drawings and secret messages.