Mercury GN (2010 Atheneum) By Hope Larson comic books
1st printing. Story and art by Hope Larson. August 31, 5:15 PM, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Tara runs through her nice neighborhood and up a road to the burned ruins of what was once a beautiful house - her family's house. August 31, 1859, French Hill, Nova Scotia: A girl named Josey picks blackberries with her best friend. As the girls gossip, a stranger knocks on the door of Josey's house. His name is Asa, and with his coming, Josey's life - and Tara's as well - will change forever. Eisner Award-winner Hope Larson weaves together history, romance, and magical realism in this remarkable graphic novel of how the past haunts a teenage girl's present. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $9.99.
2nd and late printings. Story and art by Hope Larson. Two girls, born 150 years apart, find themselves joined together in an adventure that spans time. There is treasure in the woods that belong to Josey's family in the 1850s. Asa has a secret way of finding it, and his partnership with Josey's father could make them all rich. But there is darkness in the woods, and in Asa. And in the present day, Tara, Josey's descendent, is about to discover the truth about what really happened in the family's past. Softcover, 5 1/2-in. x 7 1/2-in., 240 pages, B&W. Cover price $12.99.