{comic} questions

Who is AC? by Hope Larson, illustrated by Tintin Pantoja. Atheneum Books for Young Readers, 2013. hardcover, 176 pages. 12 & up. borrowed from the Library because you know I am a big fan of Hope Larson’s work. “Meet Lin, a formerly average teenage girl whose cell phone zaps her with magical powers. But just asContinue reading “{comic} questions”

the war at ellsmere

The War at Ellsmere by Faith Erin Hicks SLG Publishing, 2008. tradepaper, 144 pages. Middle School Fiction. (Juvenile, YA) Jun is the newest scholarship student at the prestigious Ellsmere girls’ boarding school – but to a lot of the privileged rich girls, “scholarship student” is just a code for “charity case.” Fortunately, Jun has anContinue reading “the war at ellsmere”

zita the spacegirl

(love how Zita’s earth clothes find correlation with her space gear) Zita and her friend Joseph find a contraption in a crater a meteoroid leaves behind. Zita does the fool thing and pushes the red button. Joseph is pulled through a tear, and Zita determinedly follows (after experiencing some shame for his disappearance). In whatContinue reading “zita the spacegirl”

finds of the graphic nature.

The comics/graphic novels have not been moved out of the non-fiction Art section, but the shelf is getting fuller. One thing at a time, I guess. Last week, our Library Haul consisted mainly of comics; as did today’s. There was the usual browse for any Hardy Boys or Nancy Drew Graphic series books Natalya hasn’tContinue reading “finds of the graphic nature.”

chiggers

Chiggers written and illustrated by Hope Larson Lettered by Jason Azzopardi Atheneum Books for Young Readers, Simon & Schuster, 2008 171 pages. We are ever on the look-out for juvenile comic books (or graphic novels) that look interesting. Natalya is not quite the superhero comic reader (yet). She gravitates toward Kazu Kibuishi, Kean Soo’s Jellaby,Continue reading “chiggers”