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The #1 New York Times bestseller and National Book Award finalist that "breaks new ground for graphic novels" (Francois Mouly, art editor, The New Yorker). David Small, a best-selling and highly regarded children's book illustrator, comes forward with this unflinching graphic memoir. Remarkable and intensely dramatic, Stitches tells the story of a fourteen-year-old boy who awakes one day from a supposedly harmless operation to discover that he has been transformed into a virtual mute—a vocal cord removed, his throat slashed and stitched together like a bloody boot. From horror to hope, Small proceeds to graphically portray an almost unbelievable descent into adolescent hell and the difficult road to physical, emotional, and artistic recovery.



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David Small

David Small is the recipient of the Caldecott Medal, a Christopher Medal, and the E. B. White Award for his picture books, which include "The Gardener" (with Sarah Stewart, 1997 Caldicott Honor, Christopher Medal) , "So You Want to Be President? " (2001 Caldicott Medal) , "George Washington's Cows," "Ruby Mae Has Something to Say," "Eulalie and the Hopping Head," "Fenwick's Suit," "Imogene's Antlers," "Paper John," "Hoover's Bride," "Hoover's Bride," and "Stitches," (2009 National Book Award nominee, Amazon Best of the Month, September 2009) , and many others. Small's drawings have appeared in the New Yorker and the New York Times. He lives in Mendon, Michigan.



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