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Svetlana Chmakova

Biography

Svetlana Chmakova

Svetlana Chmakova is an internationally published, award-winning graphic novelist, with over 10 published books and her work translated into over 13 languages. Born and raised in Russia, she moved to Canada, Ontario, at 16-years-old to finish high school and then study Classical Animation at Sheridan College for 3 years. Becoming a full-time artist and writer after that, Svetlana has drawn and written for animation, how-to-draw books, toy designs and most of all, comics and manga. Her full-length manga series include the fan-favorite romantic comedy Dramacon, the award-winning urban fantasy Nightschool: The Weirn Books, as well as the manga adaptation of the NYT bestselling Witch & Wizard by James Patterson. Svetlana¹s current work is the critically-acclaimed and award-winning middle grade graphic novel AWKWARD as well as its follow-up BRAVE, published by Yen Press.

Svetlana Chmakova

Books by Svetlana Chmakova

by Svetlana Chmakova - Children's 10-14, Coming of Age, Comic Books, Fiction, Graphic Novel, Youth Fiction

In his daydreams, Jensen is the biggest hero that ever was, saving the world and his friends on a daily basis. But his middle school reality is VERY different --- math is hard, getting along with friends is hard...Even finding a partner for the class project is a huge problem. And the pressure's on even more once the school newspaper's dynamic duo, Jenny and Akilah, draw Jensen into the whirlwind of school news, social-experiment projects and club drama. Jensen has always played the middle school game one level at a time, but suddenly, someone's cranked up the difficulty setting. Will those daring daydreams of his finally work in his favor, or will he have to find real solutions to his real-life problems?

by Svetlana Chmakova - Graphic Novel
On her first day at her new school, Penelope --- Peppi --- Torres trips into a quiet boy in the hall, Jaime Thompson, and the mean kids start calling her the "nerder girlfriend." How does she handle this crisis? By shoving poor Jaime and running away! After joining the art club, Peppi still can't help feeling ashamed about the way she treated Jaime. Things are already awkward enough between the two, but to make matters worse, he's a member of her own club's archrivals: the science club! And when the two clubs go to war, Peppi realizes that sometimes you have to break the rules to survive middle school!
written by James Patterson and Gabrielle Charbonnet, illustrated by Svetlana Chmakova - Fiction, Manga, Young Adult 12+

Imagine waking up to find that the world around you --- life as you know it --- has changed in an instant. That's what happens to Whit Allgood and his sister, Wisty.