Bog Myrtle

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Pub Date Oct 08 2024 | Archive Date Oct 08 2024

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Description

“I adore this book as much as I adore empowered spiders, poker-faced narrators, and cooperative bookstores. It’s wry, whip-smart, and freaking gorgeous. Sid Sharp is a maestro of comic timing and subversion.” —Kyo Maclear, author of It Began With a Page

From the acclaimed author of The Wolf Suit comes another weirdly hilarious, masterfully thought-provoking, and lushly painted early reader graphic novel.

Two sisters, one stubbornly cheerful (Beatrice) and one relentlessly grumpy (Magnolia), live in a drafty old house with a family of helpful spiders. When Beatrice is gifted magic yarn from a giant forest spider obsessed with sustainability named Bog Myrtle, she and the spiders set to work knitting up a perfectly warm sweater.

But greedy Magnolia sees only the opportunity for profit, and quickly converts the old house into a magic sweater factory. The exhausted spiders are driven to strike, and Bog Myrtle is not pleased . . .

Bog Myrtle is a witty modern folktale that touches on themes of capitalism, environmentalism, labor rights, and being a nice person.

“I adore this book as much as I adore empowered spiders, poker-faced narrators, and cooperative bookstores. It’s wry, whip-smart, and freaking gorgeous. Sid Sharp is a maestro of comic timing and...


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EDITION Hardcover
ISBN 9781773218922
PRICE $19.99 (USD)
PAGES 156

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There's nothing I love more than spiders and bog witches- except anti-capitalist, pro-union, sustainable messages for kids!!
This book is a stunner. Starting with the charming sister story and beautiful appreciation of nature and ending with humor and an important message.
The only thing I don't like is having to wait until October for this book!!

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SO funny and so real, I loved how this story wrapped up sustainability, anti capitalism, and unionizing into a quirky, silly folklore. I think the art and humor will catch the attention but the messages within are what will root this story into your heart.

Recommended for any age of young readers! Thanks to Netgalley for my advance copy!

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