Swedish rights to This One Summer sold to Placebo Press!

This One Summer_coverWe are thrilled to announce that Placebo Press, publisher of high-quality graphic novels and comics, has acquired Swedish rights to Mariko and Jillian Tamaki’s celebrated graphic novel This One Summer (First Second/Macmillan 2014). Among other authors and artists published by Placebo are Alison Bechdel and Guy Delisle.

This One Summer, a sharp and touching coming-of-age story appealing to readers of all ages and genres, is the first graphic novel to be named a Caldecott Honor Book and Michael L. Printz Honor Book in the U.S. It has received starred reviews from School Library Journal, Booklist, Kirkus Reviews and BCCB.

Rights have been sold in Chinese (simplified), Danish, French, German, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal and Brazil) and Spanish.

Contact the Elina Ahlback Literary Agency for rights in Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian and Faroese!

Praise for This One Summer:

“This book is poignant and melancholy, and it will be swiftly recognizable to those who only recently hovered at the cusp of adolescence.”
BCCB, starred review

“This captivating graphic novel presents a fully realized picture of a particular time in a young girl’s life, an in-between summer filled with yearning and a sense of ephemerality.”
School Library Journal, starred review

“A summer of family drama, secrets and change in a small beach town . . . Keenly observed and gorgeously illustrated – a triumph.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

“With a light touch, the Tamakis capture the struggle of growing up in a patchwork of summer moments . . . Wistful, touching, and perfectly bittersweet.”
Booklist, starred review

About This One Summer:

Every summer, Rose goes with her mom and dad to a lake house in Awago Beach. It’s their getaway, their refuge. Rosie’s friend Windy is always there, too, like the little sister she never had. But this summer is different. Rose’s mom and dad won’t stop fighting, and when Rose and Windy seek a distraction from the drama, they find themselves with a whole new set of problems. One of the local teens – just a couple of years older than Rose and Windy – is caught up in something bad… Something life threatening. It’s a summer of secrets, and sorrow, and growing up, and it’s a good thing Rose and Windy have each other.

The Nordic countries:
DENMARK, Høst & Søn/Rosinante
SWEDEN, Placebo Press

For Nordic rights contact: info@ahlbackagency.com