February 3, 2010

EXCLUSIVE Smile Comic from Raina Telgemeier

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Raina_stacks_130Raina Telgemeier Smile Exclusive

Do I have something for you! Raina Telgemeier, author and illustrator of the new graphic novel Smile, drew a new comic just for Ink Splot 26 readers!

Smile is the true story of how Raina tripped and fell, severely injuring her two front teeth in sixth grade. What follows is a frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery, embarrassing headgear, and even a retainer with fake teeth to fix it! But, life doesn't stop in the meantime. . . Raina still has to deal with middle school, a major earthquake, friend drama, and boys. Read the full review here.

There is one thing Raina left out of the book. . . Novocaine. But, now you can see that right here in Raina Telgemeier's exclusive comic strip:

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UPDATE: Also see Raina Telgemeier's newest book, Drama.

—Carly H., STACKS Staffer

Copyright 2010 Raina Telgemeier

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  1. Rachel

    I was with my school reading buddy, and she had to go home early. I ended snooping around the Library Shelfs. I ended up reading 48 pages of “Smile” about 10-20 minutes! I wish I got it out though. :(

  2. yesdnil!

    I lovvvvvveeeeee the book smile! I read it over and over and over but it never gets old. Can you make some more about your life or something? Besides Thw babysitting books?

  3. seemo2

    I have Smile on hold at the library!!! I can’t wait to readit! They were selling it at our school’s scholastic book fair. I don’t need braces or a retainer or headgear but it looks painful