Yen Press’ JY imprint has released a promotional video for Svetlana Chmakova’s new graphic novel release of The Weirn Book: Be Wary of the Silent Woods.

From Svetlana Chmakova, author of the Berrybrook Middle School series (Awkward, Brave, Crush), comes a new supernatural adventure that’s spooky enough for all ages! Don’t be scared by the creepy masked ghoulies on the cover; if the trailer is anything to go by, this book will be a coming-of-age comedy with some spooky themes and a humorous heart. Learn more in Yen Press’ official press release below!

The Weirn Book: Be Wary of the Silent Woods debuted in print and digitally last week.

“Widely praised for creating fun and relatable characters that appeal to readers of all ages, the gang from The Weirn Books will captivate readers as they embark on a supernatural adventure. From protagonist Ailis Thornton and her cousin Na’ya Leiburne-Thornton to their nemesis, Patricia Chow, the cast is sure to become favorites among Svetlana Chmakova’s many dedicated fans in a new series that has all the fun of her acclaimed Berrybrook Middle School series, but with a supernatural twist!

Svetlana Chmakova is the creator of the best-selling All-Ages graphic novels, Awkward, Brave and Crush, which constitute the Berrybrook Middle School series (all available from Yen Press). She has been nominated for many of comic’s most prestigious annual awards including the Eisner and Harvey Awards and her works have been highlighted numerous times by YALSA, School Library Journal and Amazon.”



About The Author Siddharth Gupta

Siddharth Gupta is an illustrator, animator, and writer based in Minnesota. They graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Animation from the School of Visual Arts, and have worked on projects for the University of Minnesota and the Shreya R. Dixit Foundation. An avid animation and comics fan since childhood, they've turned their passion towards being both a creator and a critic. They credit their love for both mediums to Akira Toriyama’s Dragon Ball, which has also defined their artistic and comedic sensibilities. A frequent visitor to their local comic book shop, they are an avid reader and collector, particularly fond of manga. Their favorite comics include The Adventures of Tintin by Herge, Bloom County by Berkeley Breathed, and pretty much anything and everything by Rumiko Takahashi.

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