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Graveyard Shakes

Laura Terry


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Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (9/26/2017)
Prebound (10/17/2017)


Katia and Victoria are sisters and scholarship students at a private boarding school. While Victoria tries to fit in, Katia is unapologetic about her quirks, even though their classmates tease her. After a big fight, Katia runs away from school. And when Victoria goes looking for her, she accidentally tumbles into the underworld of a nearby graveyard. It is inhabited by ghosts, ghouls, and a man named Nikola, who is preparing a sinister spell that's missing one key ingredient.

Victoria teams up with adorable Little Ghost and Nikola's kindhearted son, and together they search for Katia. They must find her before she becomes Nikola's next victim!

Praise For Graveyard Shakes

Praise for Graveyard Shakes:

A Junior Library Guild Selection

"Poignant." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"The striking illustrations are simple and endearing, tempering the mood of the more frightening scenes... A great addition to graphic novel collections; hand to fans of Raina Telgemeier." -- School Library Journal

"Affirming girl power and the importance of staying true to yourself, this story will resonate with readers who, like Katia, build relationships on their own terms." -- Kirkus Reviews

"That the afterlife can be as complicated as regular life will strike a wryly funny note with young outcasts and loners, but Terry never loses sight of the idea that even misfits can find community by being themselves." -- Publishers Weekly

"Terry's soft colors and bold lines bring the emotions of her story to life and will appeal to the eyes of readers who enjoy Raina Telgemeier's or Ben Hatke's work." -- Booklist

Graphix, 9780545889544, 208pp.

Publication Date: September 26, 2017

About the Author

Laura Terry is a graduate of Pratt Institute and the Center for Cartoon Studies. After a childhood misspent raising pigs, selling hot dogs, and drawing princesses, Laura ran away to the relative splendor of an all-girls boarding school, where she wore many shades of plaid. Laura now spends her days in Brooklyn with her poodle, Muffin. To learn more, visit her online at