Picture the Dead

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Sourcebooks, Inc., Feb 1, 2012 - Juvenile Fiction - 272 pages
37 Reviews

"A perfectly haunting combination."
—Jon Scieszka, bestselling author and Caldecott Honor winner

"I loved Picture the Dead. Eerie, romantic, moody, and immersive. A beautifully illustrated gothic delight!"
—Holly Black, New York Times bestselling author of Black Cat

"A tour de force, a remarkable feat of visual and verbal storytelling, as playful as it is serious, as haunting as it is delightful."
—Michael Chabon, Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay

Jennie feels the tingling presence of something unnatural in the house now that Will is dead.

Her heart aches without him, and she still doesn't know how he really died. It seems that everywhere she turns, someone is hiding yet another clue. As Jennie seeks the truth, she finds herself drawn ever deeper into a series of tricks and lies, secrets and betrayals, and begins to wonder if she had every really known Will at all.


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User Review  - Jenna.Czaplewski - LibraryThing

In short, this book is a gothic story of loss and heartbreak. The author and illustrator pull in the historical element of the Civil War with a tense family dynamic. Narrator and main character Jennie ... Read full review

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User Review  - Kaelyn - Goodreads

This is my second time reading this book, and I found myself enjoying it much more than I did than when I first read it, which led me to up my original rating of three stars to four stars. It may be ... Read full review

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About the author (2012)

ADELE GRIFFIN is the critically acclaimed author of numerous young adult novels, including My Almost Epic Summer, The Other Shepards, and National Book Award Finalists Where I Want to Be and Sons of Liberty. She lives in New York City.

LISA BROWN is the bestselling author and illustrator of How to Be and Sometimes and the very popular Baby Be of Use board book series from McSweeney's. She also publishes a bimonthly illustrated book review in the San Francisco Chronicle. She lives in California with her husband, author Lemony Snicket, and their son.

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