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Deja Ross Speaks to Freaks

Deja Ross Speaks to Freaks

by Lisa Naffziger

ISBN 978-1-60309-540-2 - Diamond Code: APR241163

Who's brave enough to make friends with a monster? Deja discovers the hidden world of America’s mythical creatures in this lovable and exciting graphic novel!

Deja Ross is a seventh-grade cryptozoologist. That means she loves monsters… and hopes to someday prove they're real!

On a long family road trip, she pulls out her new video camera to search for legendary creatures at every stop. One night, Deja sneaks out of the RV and meets the Texas chupacabra face-to-face! In her excitement to meet an actual cryptid, she charms the beast out of eating her. It turns out that mythological animals are not only real… they can talk. And maybe it’s time for their stories to be heard!

Deja and her furry new friend hatch a plan to interview the rest of the cryptid community. Unfortunately, they’re not the only ones on the trail… and some other monster-hunters don’t have intentions as pure as Deja’s. Has she led her beloved beasts into a trap?

Critically acclaimed graphic novelist Lisa Naffziger (Minus) presents a page-turning adventure that celebrates friendship, curiosity, and the most adorable critters you’ve never seen. -- a 208-page, full-color softcover graphic novel with 3" French flaps (6" x 9")

Praise for Deja Ross Speaks to Freaks

"The illustrations are clean, colorful, and fresh in this fast-moving, entertaining story featuring loads of fun and excitement. edifying graphic novel adventure." - Foreword Reviews

"A heartwarming ode to cryptids, outsiders, and the joy of being a monster kid." -- Dave Scheidt (Mayor Good Boy, Agents of S.L.A.M.)

“Hilarious and heartfelt. Naffziger's inviting artwork makes her passion for monsters clear and infectious, but her skill at writing lovable characters is the real star of the show." -- Hamish Steele (DeadEndia, Pantheon)

"Lisa Naffziger is my new favorite monster wrangler." -- Ira Marcks (Shark Summer, Spirit Week)

"Lisa Naffziger draws the cutest monsters in the business!" -- Sophie Campbell (Wet Moon, Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles)

"Deja Ross Speaks to Freaks is a mysterious and magical road-trip that will make any reader want to pack their things and hit the road to seek out some cryptid friends of their own! This story of a family vacation turned monster-hunting adventure really speaks to the wonders of having conversations from different perspectives and finding common ground in the most unlikely places. This book is packed with humor, heart, and charm and I couldn’t wait to turn the page to see what monster I’d meet next.” -- Steph Mided (Club Kick Out!, Martian Ghost Centaur)