A 2017 Caldecott Honor Book that The New York Times calls "both classic and ultracontemporary," Leave Me Alone is an epic tale about one grandmother, a giant sack of yarn, and her ultimate quest to finish her knitting.One day, a grandmother shouts, "LEAVE ME ALONE " and leaves her tiny home and her very big family to journey to the moon and beyond to find peace and quiet to finish her knitting. Along the way, she encounters ravenous bears, obnoxious goats, and even hordes of aliens But nothing stops grandma from accomplishing her goal--knitting sweaters for her many grandchildren to keep them warm and toasty for the coming winter. Vera Brosgol's slyly clever and unexpectedly funny modern folktale is certain to warm even the coldest of hearts.A 2017 Caldecott Honor BookA New York Times Notable Children's BookA National Public Radio Best Book of 2016A Horn Book Best Book of 2016A Huffington Post Best Picture Book of 2016
Vera Brosgol was born in Moscow, Russia, in 1984 and moved to the United States when she was five. Her first graphic novel, Anya's Ghost, was published in 2011 by First Second. She drew storyboards for the animated films Coraline, ParaNorman, and The Boxtrolls. She lives in Portland, Oregon, and at last count has knit twenty-two sweaters.