Guts (Paperback)

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When Raina was in 4th grade she had a lot on her mind - school, trying not to vomit, and a million other things going through her head. She started to get upset stomachs and fearful over certain things. Over time, Raina learned how to confront her fears and find ways to stay calm during overwhelming moments. Raina shares her anxieties and fears in this funny and poignant graphic novel. Sure to comfort any reader who may be going through the same thing.

— Jen Steele

In the third installment of Telgemeier's graphic memoirs she explores the manifestation of her anxiety and the impacts it had on her childhood. After having a bad food (and bathroom) experience, a young Raina Telgemeier develops a fear of food and sickness. These worries only grow as she goes back to school and must deal with changing relationships and difficult classmates. Telgemeier excels in writing authentic stories that children, and adults, will love. I have truly loved every book Telgemeier has put out, but Guts may be her most important work yet. Throughout the book she explores therapy, healthy coping mechanisms, and support systems for those dealing with anxiety. This is the kind of book I wish I had in my hands as an anxious youngster myself. I'm thrilled to know a story containing this subject matter, and one so beautifully crafted, will fall into the hands of so many kiddos. What a wonderful book this is to open up the conversation for children, parents, and teachers. This book and its messages may mean a lot for the young ones who pick it up, and maybe some of us older folks as well. Kudos Telgemeier! 

— From Parker's Staff Recommendations

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“When Raina was in fourth grade, she had a lot on her mind — school, trying not to vomit, and a million other things. Over time, Raina learned how to confront her fears and find ways to stay calm during overwhelming moments. Raina shares her anxieties and fears in this funny and poignant graphic memoir, which is sure to comfort any reader who may be going through the same thing.”
— Jen Steele, Boswell Book Company, Milwaukee, WI

Description


A true story from Raina Telgemeier, the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning author of Smile, Sisters, Drama, and Ghosts!

Raina wakes up one night with a terrible upset stomach. Her mom has one, too, so it's probably just a bug. Raina eventually returns to school, where she's dealing with the usual highs and lows: friends, not-friends, and classmates who think the school year is just one long gross-out session. It soon becomes clear that Raina's tummy trouble isn't going away... and it coincides with her worries about food, school, and changing friendships. What's going on?

Raina Telgemeier once again brings us a thoughtful, charming, and funny true story about growing up and gathering the courage to face -- and conquer -- her fears.

About the Author


Raina Telgemeier is the #1 New York Times bestselling, multiple Eisner Award-winning creator of Smile and Sisters, which are both graphic memoirs based on her childhood. She is also the creator of Drama and Ghosts, and is the adapter and illustrator of four Baby-sitters Club graphic novels. Raina lives in the San Francisco Bay Area. To learn more, visit her online at goRaina.com.

Praise For…


Praise for Guts:

* "The story both normalizes therapy and shows a child developing useful coping mechanisms for anxiety in a way that will reassure, even inspire, readers." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "A must." -- School Library Journal, starred review

"A compassionate and accessible look at one girl's struggles with anxiety." -- The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

Praise for Smile:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winner

Boston Globe-Horn Book Honor Book

"Irresistible, funny, and touching." -- Kirkus Reviews

"One of the most widely loved kids' graphic novels in recent history." -- Booklist

"It hits home partly because there is nothing else out there like it." -- The New York Times Book Review

Praise for Sisters:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winner

* "A wonderfully charming tale of family and sisters that anyone can bond with." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Poignant and laugh-out-loud funny." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "Utterly relatable for anyone with siblings." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Drama:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

An ALA Stonewall Honor Book

* "Telgemeier is prodigiously talented at telling cheerful stories with realistic portrayals of middle-school characters." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Pitch-perfect." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Another dead-on look at the confusing world of middle school." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review

* "An entertaining and enlightening read." -- School Library Journal, starred review

Praise for Ghosts:

#1 New York Times Bestseller

* "Telgemeier has her finger on the pulse of middle-grade readers, and this might be her best yet." -- Booklist, starred review

* "Superior visual storytelling." -- Kirkus Reviews, starred review

* "Telgemeier nudges readers toward the edge of their comfort zone, but she never leaves them alone there." -- Publishers Weekly, starred review
Product Details
ISBN: 9780545852500
ISBN-10: 0545852501
Publisher: Graphix
Publication Date: September 17th, 2019
Pages: 224