On sale date: February 2, 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 when her parents buy her a turtle named Nobody, this dapper companion teaches her to soften her grumpy ways. Now, Nobody must team up with Greta and her new friend Gabby to solve a disturbing mystery: Why have the kind-hearted people of Friendlytown suddenly become so mean — and what can they do to make Friendlytown friendly again? Along the way they discover the solution: “Kind words, true words, and smiles.” In NoBody Likes You, Greta Grump, Eisner Award-nominated cartoonist Cathy Malkasian tells a story that is equal parts highflying adventure and deeply felt allegory on the goodness of human nature. Through lush, candy-colored imagery, she conjures an inventive fantasy world in the vein of Miyazaki, filled with all manner of delightful wonders — including tech whiz cats, ornery gopher librarians, and gangs of squirrels in matching sweater vests. Ultimately, the warmhearted core of this middle-grade graphic novel makes it perfectly calibrated to the present moment, when the need for us to look after one another is stronger than ever.
“[Malkasian's] consistently showed an eagerness to walk the line between fabulist fiction and social satire.” — Glen Weldon - NPR
- Paperback / Softback
- 6" × 8"