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Turtle Bread: A Graphic Novel About Baking, Fitting In, and the Power of Friendship (Paperback)
The debut graphic novel from The Great British Bake-Off star and author Kim-Joy, Turtle Bread explores mental health and the power of friendship, community and, of course, baking!
On her way home from another unsuccessful job interview, Yan stumbles upon Baking Club.
Her social anxiety tries to keep her away, but the bakers encourage her to come out of her shell, especially the caring and supportive Bea. As the club bakes together, Yan discovers that her new friends may need her too, more than she realises…
Features illustrated recipes throughout, for some of Kim-Joy's favorite bakes!
About the Author
Kim-Joy is the bestselling author of four cookbooks Baking with Kim-Joy, Celebrate with Kim-Joy, Christmas with Kim-Joy, and the most recent Bake Me a Cat, as well as the card game Kim-Joy’s Magic Bakery. She rose to fame having made it to the final of the Great British Bake Off 2018 with her unique, intricate baked creations that captured the hearts of the nation. Her iced woodland creatures, space turtles and beautifully decorated cakes - along with her calmness and vibrant positivity - put a smile on everyone's face and Kim-Joy has since earned a legion of fans around the world. Having previously gained a Masters (distinction) in Psychology and working as a qualified Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner and in a variety of roles within the mental health field, she now devotes her time to baking up creations and recipes that bring a little Kim-(Joy!) to as many people as possible, and continues to be open about her own mental health struggles and is an advocate for better mental health. She also supports many charities and is an ambassador for The Wren Bakery; a local Leeds based charity helping women who experience disadvantage shape a better future for themselves by gaining skills in baking. Kim-Joy was born in Belgium to a Malaysian–Chinese mother and English father, she grew up in Belgium and greater London, studied in both Bristol and Leeds, and now lives in Leeds with her partner Nabil, and her cats Inki and Mochi. Follow Kim-Joy on social media @kimjoy (insta) @kimjoyskitchen (tiktok, Twitter), @Kim-Joy (YouTube)
Alti Firmansyah is a professional artist who has been working in the comic industry since 2012. Her first published work was Titan comic’s Tomorrowland. She also made an appearance in Heavy Metal Magazine - Maximum Force. Her 1st appearance in Marvel came 2015 with Star-Lord and Kitty Pryde. She co-created Comixology Originals Goliath Girls with Sam Humpries. Her other works include X-Men ‘92, Thor vs. Hulk, Gwenpool, Spider-Gwen, The Unstoppable Wasp, Fearless, and Marvel Voices: IDENTITY in 2021. Follow Alti on social media @altifirmansyah.