Jennifer L. Holm | Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel


We are so excited to welcome Jennifer L. Holm and Savanna Ganucheau to talk about Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel. They will appear in conversation with Stephanie Cooke to celebrate the release of this book.

  • This event is free to attend, but registration is required. You can register for the event here. Once you register, you will receive an invitation to join the event.
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Wednesday, June 30, 2021 at 5:00pm Central Time

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About the Author:

Jennifer L. Holm is a NEW YORK TIMES bestselling children's author and the recipient of three Newbery Honors for her novels OUR ONLY MAY AMELIA, PENNY FROM HEAVEN, and TURTLE IN PARADISE. Jennifer collaborates with her brother, Matthew Holm, on two graphic novel series -- the Eisner Award-winning Babymouse series and the bestselling Squish series. She lives in California with her husband and two children. She has several new titles in 2021 including LION OF MARS and the TURTLE IN PARADISE graphic novel adaptation with artist Savanna Ganucheau.

Savanna Ganucheau is a comic artist from New Orleans, Louisiana with a BFA in Film from The University of New Orleans. She made her start in comics by self-publishing and selling her work in small comic book shops around New Orleans. Alongside creating the popular webcomic George and Johnny, Savanna’s artwork has appeared in notable publications including Jem and the Holograms, Adventure Time Comics, and Lumberjanes. Her first graphic novel BLOOM was published by First Second, and she is the adapter and illustrator for TURTLE IN PARADISE with author Jennifer L. Holm.

Conversational Partner

Stephanie Cooke is a writer and editor based out of Toronto, Canada where she lives with her snuggly cat that she is very allergic to. She is the writer of ParaNorthern and the co-writer of OH MY GODS!. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter @hellocookie.


Payment type must be "CreditCard." Shipping will be charged if you want the book shipped to you. If you'd prefer to use our curbside pickup program, we ask that you please collect your book(s) within one month of the event date. After that date, your book will be donated to a Houston-based literacy organization.

International shipping will be $35.00.

Event date: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021 - 5:00pm
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Turtle in Paradise: The Graphic Novel By Jennifer L. Holm, Savanna Ganucheau Cover Image
ISBN: 9780593126301
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Random House Graphic - June 29th, 2021

A graphic novel adaptation of the beloved, bestselling Newbery Honor-winning novel.

Oh My Gods! (OMGs) By Stephanie Cooke, Juliana Moon (Illustrator), Insha Fitzpatrick Cover Image
ISBN: 9780358299523
Availability: Usually Ships in 4-7 Days
Published: Clarion Books - January 5th, 2021

Oh My Gods!, the first in a new middle grade graphic novel series, reads as if Raina Telgemeier and Rick Riordan teamed up to write a comic, and offers a fresh and funny spin on Greek mythology. When an average girl moves to Mt.