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Fibbed

Fibbed

Hardcover

$22.99
Fibbed

About the Book

A magical middle-grade graphic novel about a girl who doesn’t lie but no one believes her, and who winds up tangled in the web of a trickster spider of Ghanaian lore, Ananse.

Product Details

On sale: June 7, 2022
Age: 8-12 years
Grade: Grades 6-8
Page count: 256 Pages
ISBN: 9780593204887
Reading level: Lexile: GN490L | Fountas/Pinnell: V

Author Bio

Elizabeth Agyemang is an illustrator, printmaker, and storyteller. She writes about magic, history, folklore, love, and fairy tales, and draws from elements of her Ghanaian heritage and faith. Elizabeth graduated from Carnegie Mellon University where she studied Fine Arts and Professional Writing, and she now works in publishing. When she isn’t gushing over books or comics, she spends her time dissecting classic movies and playing video games. Find her on Twitter and Instagram @onceAddai and online at Elizabethagyemang.com.

Praise

"Elizabeth Agyemang smartly weaves culture, adventure, and a little magic into a dynamic story about stories. Agyemang's colorful illustrations breathe life into Nana's journey as she connects with her roots and learns to believe in her own voice. At its core, FIBBED is a bold reminder that stories—and those who tell them—have power." —Booki Vivat, New York Times bestselling author of the Frazzled series

"Thoughtful metafiction with an unshakeable cultural richness."— Kirkus Reviews

“Energetic folk art–style illustrations [capture] the vibrant setting and colorful Ghanaian attire… a voyage of self-discovery while demonstrating the magical power of stories and their ability to reach across cultures and generations."—The Horn Book

"Multilayered, colorful, and compelling...With a creative storyline; powerful messages about the importance of family, teamwork, and problems of imperialism; and colorful, stylized, and striking artwork, Fibbed will appeal to young people interested in folklore, magic realism, and adventure stories." — Booklist 


"Lush warm colors and patterns enhance the beauty of Ghana's natural landscapes and outdoor market...[and] immerse young readers in Ghanaian traditions, folklore, and language." Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

"A great graphic novel to add to a collection...Readers who like mischievous antics, folklore, and adventure will enjoy this story.” – School Library Journal

"Highly stylized, vibrantly hued illustrations handily convey this lush tale." Publishers Weekly