49 Days (Kobo eBook)

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Day 1

Gotta get up. Gotta keep moving. This map – it says I have to cross over here. Wait, what’s that…?

And so begins a graphic novel story unlike any other: 49 Days. In Buddhist tradition, a person must travel for forty-nine days after they die, before they can fully cross over. Here in this book, readers travel with one Korean American girl, Kit, on her journey, while also spending time with her family and friends left behind.

Agnes Lee has captivated readers across the world for years with her illustrations for the New York Times Metropolitan Diary. Her debut graphic novel is an unforgettable story of death, grief, love, and how we keep moving forward.


★ “49 Days is an unusual, profoundly moving graphic novel whose elegance belies its complexity and whose emotional impact only grows upon rereading.”
BookPage (starred)

★ “A gorgeous, resonating, even mystical creation with little text, overflowing with unsaid feelings... Gently, nudgingly, Lee brilliantly intertwines the past, present, and future.”
Booklist (starred)

★ “A moving portrayal of mortality and its aftermath.”
Kirkus (starred)

“Middle and high school readers will relate to the universal experiences of love, loss, and family tradition.”
School Library Journal

“Expressive, fluid…an exemplar of what it means to trust the audience.”
Bulletin of the Center for Children’s Books

“A deeply moving exploration of life after death, making peace with regret and life’s inevitabilities, and learning how to move on.”
Publishers Weekly

Product Details
ISBN-13: 9781646143986
Publisher: Levine Querido
Publication Date: March 19th, 2024