On sale date: February 23, 2021
In this middle grade graphic novel from the acclaimed animator/cartoonist, Greta and her friend (and pet tortoise!) must solve the mystery of Friendlytown.
Greta is a handful. She rips the heads off her dolls, lashes out at the other kids at her school, and tries her weary parents' patience. But with the help of a dapper tortoise named NoBody, Greta softens her grumpy ways. Having learned her lesson, Greta must now team up with her new friend Gabby and their shelled companion to solve a strange mystery: Why have the kindhearted denizens of Friendlytown suddenly become so mean? And what can they do to make Friendlytown friendly again? In NoBody Likes You, Greta Grump Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Cathy Malkasian conjures a fully-realized fantasy world cast with an array of colorful characters including tech whiz cats, ornery gopher librarians, and gangs of squirrels in matching sweater vests. Equal parts high-flying adventure and deeply felt allegory, this middle grade graphic novel is all heart.
The first 100 preordered copies of NoBody Likes You, Greta Grump will include an exclusive Fantagraphics bookplate autographed by the author. Copies ordered after the release date will receive a bookplate while supplies last, so preorder now!
"Greta Grump manages to feel fresh, addressing a range of issues such as adoption, immigration and even how food signifies difference. Stylishly and loosely drawn in color, the book gets philosophical when it acknowledges that treating people with kindness does not always make them nice to you." — The New York Times
"Malkasian combines dynamic storytelling with delightful illustrations to render big emotions in small spaces. You will smile until your cheeks hurt. You might even shed a few tears too." — CNMN Magazine
"Cathy Malkasian has written a very engaging graphic novel for the youngest of middle-grade readers. The artwork is great with lots of fun details in every frame. The characters are fully formed and quirky. Greta is irreverent and smart, and NoBody is the perfect foil for her. The story is fanciful and funny with a touch of fantasy. Emerging readers and reluctant readers will especially love this book." — Portland Book Review
"NoBody Likes You, Greta, Grump is a beautiful, incredibly sweet graphic novel recommended to anyone in any age group, and especially for those looking to fall in love with new characters and tear up in the process." — Monkeys Fighting Robots
"Cathy Malkasian's comics walk the line between fabulist fiction and social satire." — NPR Books
- Paperback / Softback
- 6.1" × 8.1"