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Skeleanor the Decomposer: A Graphic Novel (Hardcover)

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By Emily Ettlinger, Emily Ettlinger (Illustrator)
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Skeleanor the Decomposer tells the story of a skeleton who wants nothing more than to play violin in a band. This graphic novel is so beautifully painted that the reader will wish they could live in Skeleanor’s world. Given Ettlinger’s obvious passion for music, this story is infectious with its characters’ love of creating something unique and joyful together, even with instruments that might be out of tune



An instantly charming and vivid chapter-book graphic novel, starring a music-obsessed skeleton, Skeleanor, and her quest to find her sound (and her confidence) by debut creator Emily Ettlinger.

Skeleanor loves music more than life itself. There’s just one problem: She has a bit more rattle than rhythm at the moment. No matter what type of instrument she plays—from the fiddle to the xylobone—she always seems to scare the people of Little Casketon away. But with the Little Casketon Summershine festival coming up, and the town band missing a player, maybe Skeleanor (along with the help of her best friend, Batima) could show people her skills and finally take center stage.
Hilarious and heartfelt, Skeleanor the Decomposer by debut author and illustrator Emily Ettlinger is a story about chasing your passions no matter what other people say. Sometimes, all you need is a dream, your friends, and a little music.

About the Author

Emily Ettlinger is an artist from almost-DC, Maryland. When she’s not drawing, you can find her working on one of an infinite number of sewing, furniture, or toy-making projects.She graduated from the Rhode Island School of Design with a degree in illustration. Skeleanor the Decomposer is her first graphic novel. Visit her online at

Product Details
ISBN: 9780593519448
ISBN-10: 0593519442
Publisher: Penguin Workshop
Publication Date: August 8th, 2023
Pages: 64
Language: English