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Short & Skinny

By Mark Tatulli

  • Paperback
  • £9.99

A nostalgic full-color graphic novel in the vein of Smile that takes the reader to the summer of 1977, when a young Mark Tatulli sets out on quest to bulk up--only to find Star Wars and his own creative passions instead.

New from syndicated comic strip artist Mark Tatulli comes a full-color middle grade graphic novel that centers on Mark's own experience in the summer after seventh grade.

As a middle schooler, Mark finds himself on the smaller side of the physical spectrum--being short AND skinny has really wreaked havoc on his confidence. So to end his bullying woes and get the girl--or at least the confidence to talk to the girl--he starts to explore bulking up by way of the miracle cures in the backs of his comics. But his obsession with beefing up is soon derailed by a new obsession: Star Wars, the hottest thing to hit the summer of 1977. As he explores his creative outlets as well as cures to his body image woes, Mark sets out to make his own stamp on the film that he loves.

Mark Tatulli's graphic novel debut is a humorous and heartfelt take on body image, finding a creative outlet, and spending a summer in the '70s.

Biographical Notes

Mark Tatulli is the creator of the syndicated comic strip Lio, and has worked as an animator and television producer. He has also written the Desmond Pucket series of middle grade novels. He lives in Washington Township, New Jersey.

  • Other details

  • ISBN: 9780316440516
  • Publication date: 06 Dec 2018
  • Page count: 256
  • Imprint: Little, Brown Young Readers US
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