Page by Paige

Page by Paige

by Laura Lee Gulledge


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Page by Paige by Laura Lee Gulledge

Paige Turner has just moved to New York with her family, and she?s having some trouble adjusting to the big city. In the pages of her sketchbook, she tries to make sense of her new life, including trying out her secret identity: artist. As she makes friends and starts to explore the city, she slowly brings her secret identity out into the open, a process that is equal parts terrifying and rewarding.

Laura Lee Gulledge crafts stories and panels with images that are thought-provoking, funny, and emotionally resonant. Teens struggling to find their place can see themselves in Paige's honest, heartfelt story.

Praise for Page by Paige
“Gulledge's b&w illustrations are simple but well-suited to their subject matter; the work as a whole is a good-natured, optimistic portrait of a young woman evolving toward adulthood.” –Publishers Weekly

“A sweet coming-of-age graphic novel about an artistic introvert. Paige’s sketches are soft and expressive, and Gulledge does an admirable job of providing insight into Paige’s musings, creating a very intimate ambiance for this well-fleshed-out character. The artist masterfully commands her piece, creating a cohesive and fluid work that cascade smoothly along. Teens are sure to relate to this wallflower who blooms—gloriously.” –Kirkus Reviews

“Gulledge has crafted a protagonist who’s introspective with a capital I, and she conveys her character’s thoughts and emotions in ways that are fresh but never feel forced. That same easy, organic quality is found in the book’s design: the story panels and Paige’s sketches blend and interact effortlessly. It all makes for a truly fresh coming-of-age—graphic—novel.” –Horn Book

“An elegant portrayal of the interactions of Paige’s external and internal states.” –Publishers Weekly

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780810997226
Publisher: ABRAMS
Publication date: 05/01/2011
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 290,170
Product dimensions: 6.40(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 12 - 17 Years

About the Author

Laura Lee Gulledge, like Paige, grew up in Virginia and moved to New York. She has worked in art therapy, window decoration, body painting, and event production, among other pursuits. Visit her online at, where she regularly posts new and in-progress art.

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Page by Paige 4.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed this graphic novel. It was written for teens but this 61 year old woman learned a lot about excepting myself as I am and that I am not too old to be creative. I am inspired to see what hidden talents I have to share. If you want to be inspired read this book. I also loved the drawings too.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
My name is paige and i had to move also so i think i could relate to this book
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I can relate to paige perfectly. This book helped me Alot,l even started a jurnel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Looks like a awesome book but its a lot of money!!! Maybe i'll get in real life! But all my friends say its super awesome! So i'll take their word for it! ;) ~DV
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is one of the greatest book I've ever read!!! I think everyone I know should read this book......It's just plain wonderful and very well wirtten and i love the drawings!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I loved this book so much! I feel exactly like how paige did in the beginning and its really inspired me to open up more towards life and stuff haha but its a mist read for any teen :)
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I loved it!