Long Distance (Paperback)
May/June 2021 Kids Indie Next List
“Whitney Gardner has such an incredible talent when it comes to graphic novels. She can tell a funny story with humour and silliness, and somehow make it have so much heart that by the end, youâre hugging the book to your chest as if youâve found a long lost friend. This is no exception. I love this cast of misfits at camp just trying to be themselves and finding friendship along the way. I love the goofs and the heart behind it all. 10/10 read.”
— Cass Moskowitz, Books of Wonder, NEW YORK, NY
Vega’s summer vacation is not going well.
When her parents decide it’s time to pack up and leave her hometown of Portland, Oregon, behind for boring Seattle, Washington, Vega is more than upset—she’s downright miserable. Forced to leave her one and only best friend, Halley, behind, Vega is convinced she’ll never make another friend again.
To help her settle into her new life in Seattle, her parents send Vega off to summer camp to make new friends. Except Vega is determined to get her old life back. But when her cellphone unexpectedly calls it quits and things at camp start getting stranger and stranger, Vega has no choice but to team up with her bunkmates to figure out what’s going on!
Whitney Gardner is an author, illustrator, and cartoonist. She started drawing stick figures in second grade and somehow no one’s been able to stop her. If there’s ever a moment when she isn’t drawing, she’s likely to be found rolling twenty-sided dice. Her favorite color is yellow. She is the author of the YA novels You’re Welcome, Universe and Chaotic Good, as well as the creator of Fake Blood and Long Distance and the illustrator for Debbie Levy’s Becoming RBG and Stephanie Cooke’s The Racc Pack series.