Author(s): Jennifer L Holm; Matthew Holm
Sunny Lewin has been packed off to Florida to live with her grandfather for the summer. At first she thought Florida might be fun -- it "is" the home of Disney World, after all. But the place where Gramps lives is no amusement park. It s full of . . . old people. "Really" old people. Luckily, Sunny isn t the only kid around. She meets Buzz, a boy who is completely obsessed with comic books, and soon they re having adventures of their own: facing off against golfball-eating alligators, runaway cats, and mysteriously disappearing neighbors. But the question remains -- "why" is Sunny down in Florida in the first place? The answer lies in a family secret that won t be secret to Sunny much longer. . . "
Praise for "Sunny Side Up " * "Funny, poignant, and reassuringly upbeat." -- "Kirkus Reviews, "starred review * "A humorous yet emotional story with a memorable protagonist and detailed full-color art that make this a perfect choice for fans of Raina Telgemeier." -- "School Library Journal, "starred review * [Holms] encourages young readers sharing a similar struggle to reach out (as Sunny eventually does) to the responsible adults in their lives.* -- "The Horn Book, "starred review Heartbreaking and hopeful, "Sunny Side Up" is just the thing to chase away the clouds. --Raina Telgemeier, creator of "Smile" and "Sisters""
Jennifer L. Holm is the "New York Times" bestselling and three-time Newbery Honor Winning author of multiple novels for young readers. With her brother Matthew, Jennifer created the graphic novel series "Babymouse and Squish." She lives in California. Matthew Holm was born and raised in the suburbs of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and has been drawing comics since he was in middle school. With his sister, Jennifer, Matthew created the graphic novel series "Babymouse and Squish." He lives in Portland, Oregon.