Category Archives: graphic-novels

Selkies, shape-shifters, and maybe mermaids.

Betsy Cornwell.  Tides.  Boston: Clarion, 2013. Noah and Lo Gallagher are spending the summer with their grandmother, Dolores, on the Isles of Shoals.  Noah is there for a marine biology internship, while Lo hopes to spend the time drawing and … Continue reading

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2013 Hall o’ Faves

Edit 01-06-14:  Cannot. Believe. I left out the Sherlock Holmes stories (Vol. 2 of the Barnes & Noble ed.; I read Vol. 1 in 2012). Cannot. Believe it. (Shut up, Naruto.) Edit:  Oops! Missed one. Sorry ’bout that, October Daye … Continue reading

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“The unicorn lived in a lilac wood…”

Peter S. Beagle.  The Last Unicorn.  New York:  ROC – Penguin, 1991.  212 pgs. . . . . . . . . Tell me that opening line doesn’t make you go all glittery-eyed with childlike wonder.  So far, this is … Continue reading

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2011 favorites

These are my favorite reads from 2011 – not all of these titles were published in 2011, and some aren’t “Juv/YA” titles per se, but no matter! Castle Waiting, Vol. 2, by Linda Medley.  Pub. 2010. The art and writing … Continue reading

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Wonderstruck

Brian Selznick.  Wonderstruck.  New York:  Scholastic, 2011.  608 pages. A former wishlist book, inspired by the Waking Brain Cells review. See also the BookPage review of The Invention of Hugo Cabret, which describes Selznick’s early career and the inspiration for … Continue reading

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FLIGHT

Kazu Kibuishi, ed.  Flight.  Villard Books. This is a series of comic anthologies in which, as the title suggests, each  story relates in some way to the concept of flight. Sometimes, the connection is obvious:  “Formidable,” by Bengal (Vol. 1), … Continue reading

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Fun with fairy tales: two graphic novels

The following reviews were originally posted in my deviantArt journal, and have been expanded. Castle Waiting, by Linda Medley.  Fantagraphics Books, 2006. It’s a medley (get it?) of what Publisher’s Weekly calls “nouveau fairy tales” threaded into one long story that … Continue reading

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