Sheets by Brenna ThummlerSheets by Brenna Thummler

Sheets

byBrenna ThummlerBy (artist)Brenna Thummler

Paperback | August 28, 2018

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"For days after reading Brenna Thummler's SheetsI have been wandering my neighborhood, haunted, enchanted, and in need offreshly pressed clothing." -LemonySnicket

Marjorie Glatt feels like a ghost. Apractical thirteen-year-old in charge of the family laundry business, her dailyroutine features unforgiving customers, unbearable P.E. classes, and thefastidious Mr. Saubertuck who is committed to destroying everything she's workedfor.

Wendell is a ghost. A boy who lost hislife much too young, his daily routine features ineffective death therapy, asheet-dependent identity, and a dangerous need to seek purpose in the forbiddenhuman world.

When their worlds collide,Marjorie is confronted by unexplainable disasters as Wendell transforms Glatt'sLaundry into his midnight playground, appearing as a mere sheet during the day.While Wendell attempts to create a new afterlife for himself, he unknowinglysabotages the life that Marjorie is struggling tomaintain.

Sheets illustrates thedetermination of a young girl to fight, even when all parts of her world seem tobe conspiring against her. It proves that second chances are possible whetherlife feels over or life is over. But above all, it is a story of the forgivenessand unlikely friendship that can only transpire inside a hauntedlaundromat.

"Brenna Thummler's first originalgraphic novel is a reason to celebrate. She announced herself as an artist toreckon with when she illustrated Mariah Marsden's adaptation of Anne of GreenGables. Now she's illustrated her own story of ghosts and family, loneliness andlaundromats. I'm sure you'll be captivated, and as eager as I am to see whatcomes next!"-Brian Selznick, author of Wonderstruck and The Inventionof Hugo Cabret
"Sweet, sad, funny, warm, and beautiful. If I can beforgiven for using this word, this is one that will haunt me, in the bestway."-Dana Simpson

Title:SheetsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:240 pages, 8.4 × 6 × 1 inPublished:August 28, 2018Publisher:Lion ForgeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:194130267X

ISBN - 13:9781941302675

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Rated 4 out of 5 by from will be reading this again and again Really enjoyed this graphic novel. I quickly got caught up in the story and would have read it straight through except that I got called in for my appointment. Both the human and ghost characters were well written and appealing. While this story was written tweens in mind, it is suitable for advanced younger readers as well as mature story lovers.
Date published: 2018-10-25
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great story Marjorie is in charge of her family’s business, a laundromat. She struggles because she had to take over their business when her mother passed away. She doesn’t have friends at school. It gets worse when Mr. Saubertuck starts sabotaging her business so that he can build a resort on their property. I found this story so sad. It was sad that Marjorie’s mother passed away, and her father didn’t really do anything after because he was so depressed. Marjorie didn’t have time to explore her feelings because she had to look after the family. Wendell and the land of ghosts were also sad. Wendell is starting to forget his former life. The ghosts have a whole world, where they float around in sheets. The idea of the land of ghosts in sheets was funny sometimes. They had support groups and jobs. But it was still sad to think that all of those people had died and they were beginning to forget their former lives. This was an emotional story with a positive ending about the power of friendship and forgiveness. I received a copy of this book from the publisher on NetGalley.
Date published: 2018-09-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Cute and original! Cute and original story about a young girl struggling in everyway of her life. Not really my style, but I find myself really attached to that girl and I enjoy that story a lot. The end was really cheesy but that's alright. The illustrations, particulary the colors, were so beautiful! Great discovery!
Date published: 2018-07-01

Editorial Reviews

LEMONY SNICKET -- For days after reading BrennaThummler's SHEETS, I have been wandering my neighborhood, haunted, enchanted,and in need of freshly pressed clothing.