Catalog / Graphic Novels / Junkwraith


by Ellinor Richey

ISBN 978-1-60309-500-6 - Diamond: JUN210472

"A story of memory, belonging, patience, and oddly enough, recycling... Richey’s delightfully odd characters and increasingly strange landscapes cultivate a rich sense of atmosphere. Highly recommended for teens and adults who want to learn how to be brave." — Booklist (starred review)

"Visually enticing and creative... the concept is fascinating and fresh." — Kirkus Reviews

"Stylishly snappy art features loose, jagged linework and a fresh palette, creating a vibrant world whose tiny details reward close viewing." — Publishers Weekly

"The book’s distinctive art style is a detailed, appealing visual feast... a bizarre and imaginative graphic novel about growing up." — Foreword Reviews

"This Swedish graphic novel uses color in brilliant ways... Give this genre-fluid tale to horror, science fiction, and fantasy buffs, or even realistic fiction readers who don’t mind their family explorations or coming-of-age stories souped up with some supernatural elements." — Bulletin for the Center for Children's Books

Junkwraith is a beautiful journey of broken souls — an ode to past scars, imperfection, connection, acceptance, and recovery. Ellinor Richey brings us into a vibrantly colorful world with her light and organic storytelling, driven by two moving and lovable characters, Flo and Frank.” — Guillaume Singelin, author of PTSD

“This fantastic adventure grows in intensity with each page, creating a unique world perfectly suited to Ellinor’s charming artwork.” — Enrique Fernandez, author of Aurore and Tales from the Age of the Cobra

What she once possessed... now threatens to possess her. This vibrant Swedish debut graphic novel is an epic quest for the things left behind, with icy-cool artwork and astonishing sci-fi settings.

What happens when our most precious belongings... no longer belong? When something we loved suddenly becomes junk, a powerful energy is unleashed. One night, ice-skating prodigy Florence Sato is overwhelmed by pressure and throws away her skates. This fateful moment accidentally summons a “junkwraith,” a terrifying ghost which seeks revenge for its abandonment by attacking the memories of its former owner. Before she forgets who she is, and to find out who she really wants to be, Florence must set off (with her trusty digital assistant Frank) on a long journey into the Wastelands to put to rest the monster she created. -- a 280-page, full-color softcover graphic novel with 3” French flaps, 6.5” x 9” (portrait)