2015 Thumbs Up! Award Winner – Through the Woods

2015 Thumbs Up! Award Winner Through the Woods by Emily CarrollThe Michigan Library Association (MLA) is pleased to announce that Through the Woods by Emily Carroll, published 2014 by Margaret K. McElderry Books, is the winner of the 2015 MLA Thumbs Up! Award.

Discover a terrifying world in the woods in this collection of five hauntingly beautiful graphic stories that includes the online webcomic sensation “His Face All Red,” in print for the first time.

Journey through the woods in this sinister, compellingly spooky collection that features four brand-new stories and one phenomenally popular tale in print for the first time. These are fairy tales gone seriously wrong, where you can travel to “Our Neighbor’s House”—though coming back might be a problem. Or find yourself a young bride in a house that holds a terrible secret in “A Lady’s Hands Are Cold.” You might try to figure out what is haunting “My Friend Janna,” or discover that your brother’s fiancée may not be what she seems in “The Nesting Place.” And of course you must revisit the horror of “His Face All Red,” the breakout webcomic hit that has been gorgeously translated to the printed page.

Already revered for her work online, award-winning comic creator Emily Carroll’s stunning visual style and impeccable pacing is on grand display in this entrancing anthology, her print debut.

This year's honor books include: 

  • Grasshopper Jungle by Andrew Smith, published by Dutton Books
  • The Crossover by Kwame Alexander, published by Harcourt Brace and Company

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