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Vera Brosgol

Biography

Vera Brosgol

Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel, ANYA'S GHOST, was published in 2011 by First Second. She drew storyboards for the animated films Coraline,ParaNorman and The Boxtrolls. She lives in Portland, Oregon and at last count has knit twenty-two sweaters.

Vera Brosgol

Books by Vera Brosgol

by Vera Brosgol - Children's, Children's 10-14, Contemporary Fiction, Fiction
All Vera wants to do is fit in --- but that’s not easy for a Russian girl in the suburbs. Her friends live in fancy houses and their parents can afford to send them to the best summer camps. Vera’s single mother can’t afford that sort of luxury, but there's one summer camp in her price range --- Russian summer camp. Vera is sure she's found the one place she can fit in, but camp is far from what she imagined. And nothing could prepare her for all the "cool girl" drama, endless Russian history lessons and outhouses straight out of nightmares!
by Vera Brosgol - Children's, Children's 4-7, Family Life, Fiction

One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE!" and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats and even hordes of aliens! But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal --- knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter.