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Mariko Tamaki - Author

About the Author

Mariko Tamaki is a Toronto writer and performer with an avid interest in freaks, weirdos, and other fabulous forms of human behaviour.

 

Skim is illustrated by her cousin Jillian Tamaki. 

 

In her spare time, Mariko is a columnist for Kiss Machine and Herizons, and a graduate student in Linguistic Anthropology at the University of Toronto where she studies language, performance, and gender.

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Lumberjanes: Book Three

Lumberjanes: Book Three

Author: Mariko Tamaki, Boom! Studios Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/10/2018

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin-Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley-love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Book three shines the spotlight on Ripley, the smallest, youngest, most animal-loving member of the cabin. When Ripley comes across an abandoned egg, she's determined to take care of it until the parent comes back. Unfortunately, her plan is quickly foiled by egg poachers, who steal the egg for their own collection.

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass

Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass

Author: Mariko Tamaki, Steve Pugh Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 04/08/2018

Harleen is a tough, outspoken, rebellious kid who lives in a ramshackle apartment above a karaoke cabaret owned by a drag queen named MAMA. Ever since Harleen's parents split, MAMA has been her only family. When the cabaret becomes the next victim in the wave of gentrification that's taking over the neighbourhood, Harleen gets mad. When Harleen decides to turn her anger into action, she is faced with two choices: join Ivy, who's campaigning to make the neighbourhood a better place to live, or join The Joker, who plans to take down Gotham one corporation at a time. Harley Quinn: Breaking Glass is at once a tale of the classic Harley readers know and love, and a heartfelt story about the choices teenagers make and how they can define--or destroy--their lives. This is the first title in DC's new line of original graphic novels for middle grade and young adult readers.

Supergirl Being Super

Supergirl Being Super

Author: Mariko Tamaki, Joelle Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/06/2018

Kara Danvers isn't any different than any other teenager in her hometown. Problems with school. Problems with boys. Problems with friends. But while growing pains shake up Kara's world, a series of earth-shaking events hits her hometown, leaving her with with the choice of blending in with the crowd, or being different. Being an outcast. Being super. This reimagining of Supergirl will appeal to fans of all ages and readers new and old, as the Girl of Steel flies face-first into the struggles that every teenager faces. Collects SUPERGIRL: BEING SUPER #1-4.

She-hulk Vol. 3: Jen Walters Must Die

She-hulk Vol. 3: Jen Walters Must Die

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/05/2018

Adventure Time Volume 14

Adventure Time Volume 14

Author: Mariko Tamaki, Ian McGinty Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2018

The competition for Best Princess Ever is in full swing! As Lumpy Space Princess, Fire Princess, Muscle Princess, and more compete for the title it's discovered that someone is sabotaging the games. With Finn and Jake on the case, Princess Bubblegum will have to keep the show going until they can track down the true culprit and save the day.

Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up (Lumberjanes #2)

Lumberjanes: The Moon Is Up (Lumberjanes #2)

Author: Mariko Tamaki, Allen Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/05/2018

Welcome to Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin-Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley-love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Qiunzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. As the camp gears up for the big Galaxy Wars competition, Jo and the gang get some help from an unexpected visitor-a Moon Pirate! Book Two will focus on Jo, the ingenious inventor of the group who also happens to be trans.

Adventure Time Vol. 14

Adventure Time Vol. 14

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: eBook Release Date: 25/04/2018

The competition for Best Princess Ever is in full swing! As Lumpy Space Princess, Fire Princess, Muscle Princess, and more compete for the title, it's discovered that someone is sabotaging the games. With Finn and Jake on the case, Princess Bubblegum will have to keep the show going until they can track down the true culprit and save the day. Written by The New York Times bestselling author Mariko Tamaki (This One Summer) and illustrated by Ian McGinty. Collects issues #62-65.

She-hulk Vol. 2: Let Them Eat Cake

She-hulk Vol. 2: Let Them Eat Cake

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: Paperback Release Date: 23/01/2018

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes #1)

Lumberjanes: Unicorn Power! (Lumberjanes #1)

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: Hardback Release Date: 10/10/2017

Welcome to Miss Quinzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet's Camp for Hardcore Lady Types. The five scouts of Roanoke cabin-Jo, April, Molly, Mal, and Ripley-love their summers at camp. They get to hang out with their best friends, earn Lumberjane scout badges, annoy their no-nonsense counselor Jen . . . and go on supernatural adventures. That last one? A pretty normal occurrence at Miss Quinzella's, where the woods contain endless mysteries. Today is no exception. When thrill-seeking Molly leads the girls on a hike up the TALLEST mountain they've ever seen, things don't go quite as planned. For one, they didn't expect to trespass into the lands of the ancient Cloud People, and did anyone happen to read those ominous signs some unknown person posted at the bottom of the mountain? Also, unicorns. This hilarious, rollicking adventure series brings the beloved Lumberjanes characters into a novel format with brand-new adventures.

She-hulk Vol. 1: Deconstructed

She-hulk Vol. 1: Deconstructed

Author: Mariko Tamaki, Nico Leon Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/07/2017

Saving Montgomery Sole

Saving Montgomery Sole

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/04/2017

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, forced to go to a school full of jocks and girls who don't know what irony is. Luckily, she has Thomas and Naoki, best friends who are also the only members of Jefferson High's Mystery Club, who explore phenomena from ESP to astrology to super powers. Then there's the Eye of Know, the possibly powerful crystal amulet Monty bought online. Will it help her predict the future or fight back against the ignorant jerks who make fun of Thomas for being gay or Monty for having lesbian mums? Maybe the Eye is here just in time, because the newest resident in town is a right wing reverend who seems out to get her.

Saving Montgomery Sole

Saving Montgomery Sole

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/04/2016

Montgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two mums forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace - her two best friends Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself. Thoughtful, funny, and honest, this book will make you want to laugh and cry over a big cup of frozen yogurt, with extra toppings on top and your best friends at your side.

Saving Montgomery Sole

Saving Montgomery Sole

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: eBook Release Date: 19/04/2016

A beautiful, offbeat novel from Mariko Tamaki, co-creator of the bestselling Printz Honor and Caldecott Honor Book This One SummerMontgomery Sole is a square peg in a small town, a girl with two moms forced to go to a school full of homophobes and people who don't even know what irony is. Her saving grace--her two best friends, Thomas and Naoki. Monty's obsessed with paranormal mysteries like ESP, astrology, superpowers, and the healing powers of frozen yogurt, but when strange things actually start happening to Monty, she realizes that the greatest mystery of all is herself. Thoughtful, funny, and honest, this book will make you want to laugh and cry over a big cup of frozen yogurt with extra toppings and your best friends at your side.From the Hardcover edition.

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey & April

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Casey & April

Author: Mariko Tamaki Format: Paperback Release Date: 15/12/2015

Introducing a very unique TMNT tale starring Casey Jones and April O'Neil, by acclaimed writer Mariko Tamaki. Author of the bestselling, highly praised, Caldecott Award-winning graphic novel, This One Last Summer. Casey and April take a road trip to the southwest to dig up more clues about the mysterious Pantheon that has seemingly been pulling the strings on the Turtles' lives from the beginning. They will find even deeper mystery, unexpected danger, and start a new chapter in their relationship.

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