Three friends. Two worlds. One epic notebook. Escape into The Chronicles of Deltovia, the greatest story still being written!
Three middle school girls—Misha, June, and Ollie—know their epic fantasy story could be the next Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones. The only holdup is they have to write it first. But that’s a trifling concern: they’ve bought a $1.99 composition notebook, and they’re going to pass it back and forth over the course of their 7th grade school year to build the world and characters as a team.
Together they invent and explore the mysterious land of Deltovia, while also writing about what’s going on in their actual middle school lives in the notebook, too. The book’s unique format presents each of their daily entries, book chapters, notes, plans, and imaginative world-building, giving readers a firsthand look at the creative process and the fantastical new realm of Deltovia.
This thrilling and irreverent new illustrated novel series about three middle school girls’ quest for literary greatness is written and illustrated by Olivia Jaimes, whose fresh reboot of the comic strip Nancy earned praise from The New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Washington Post, The AV Club, Slate, and readers across the Internet.
The Chronicles of Deltovia is the first book in her new series, The Very Genius Notebooks, which combines imagination and real-world drama, and delightfully mixes scenes of friendship, fantasy, and middle-grade illustrated novel fun.
About the Author
Olivia Jaimes‘ run as the official Nancy cartoonist started in 2018 and quickly became a phenomenon. The first woman to write and illustrate the classic comic strip, she brought a fresh, irreverent vision to the comics page, delighting fans of all ages. Her work has earned praise from the New York Times, the Washington Post, NPR, Rolling Stone, Smithsonian Magazine, Vice, The AV Club, Slate, Vulture, and readers all across the internet. She has also received recognition from the Ringo Awards, and been named best new comic strip by The Ringer, Tech Crunch, and Hollywood Reporter.