Picture the Dead

Picture the Dead


By (author) Adele Griffin, By (author) Lisa Brown

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  • Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
  • Format: Hardback | 262 pages
  • Dimensions: 160mm x 206mm x 28mm | 522g
  • Publication date: 1 May 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Naperville
  • ISBN 10: 140223712X
  • ISBN 13: 9781402237126
  • Edition: 1
  • Illustrations note: black & white illustrations
  • Sales rank: 1,768,381

Product description

A ghost will find his way home. Jennie Lovell's life is the very picture of love and loss. First she is orphaned and forced to live at the mercy of her stingy, indifferent relatives. Then her fiance falls on the battlefield, leaving her heartbroken and alone. Jennie struggles to pick up the pieces of her shattered life, but is haunted by a mysterious figure that refuses to let her bury the past. When Jennie forms an unlikely alliance with a spirit photographer, she begins to uncover secrets about the man she thought she loved. With her sanity on edge and her life in the balance, can Jennie expose the chilling truth before someone-or something-stops her? Against the brutal, vivid backdrop of the American Civil War, Adele Griffin and Lisa Brown have created a spellbinding mystery where the living cannot always be trusted and death is not always the end. Praise for Picture the Dead "A tour de force, a remarkable feat of visual and verbal storytelling, as playful as it is serious, as haunting as it is delightful." -Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prizewinning novelist "Love story, mystery, ghost story...Picture the Dead is a gripping, gorgeously graphic novel about a girl who risks everything...Jennie's voice and the pictures she shows us bring this swift, wonderfully chilling story to life." -Kit Reed, author of The Night Children "I loved Picture the Dead. Eerie, romantic, moody, and immersive. A beautifully illustrated gothic delight!" -Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Tithe: A Modern Faerie Tale

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Author information

ADELE GRIFFIN is the critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including My Almost Epic Summer, The Other Shepards, and National Book Award Finalists Where I Want to Be and Sons of Liberty. She lives in New York City. LISA BROWN is the bestselling author and illustrator of How to Be and Sometimes and the very popular Baby Be of Use board book series from McSweeney's. She also publishes a bimonthly illustrated book review in the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in California with her husband, author Lemony Snicket, and their son.

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"Brown's striking portraits, drawings displayed throughout as though in a photo album, animate this artful Civil War-era novel. Jennie, 16 years old and an orphan, is left without prospects when Will, her fiance, dies on the battlefield: his mother is her reluctant guardian, and makes it clear she is no longer welcome in the house. With the aid of a spirit photographer, Jennie attempts to get to the bottom of a mystery: How exactly did Will die, and why does she keep having such horrible dreams? The story is engrossing and the period details an added pleasure. " - The New York Times