The Graveyard Book, Volume 2

GraveyardBookThe Graveyard Book, Vol. 2
By Neil Gaiman

It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child.

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, and didn’t have a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.

There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy, and if Bod leaves, he will be in danger from the man Jack–who has already killed Bod’s family. Despite the danger, Bod wants to leave the graveyard to attend school with the living and find out more about his family’s murder. But when Bod uses the Fear on two bullies and gets too close to the man Jack, he will put more things at risk than he knows.

Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, showcasing a variety of styles from a breadth of talent. Together, they bring Neil Gaiman’s award-winning, nationally bestselling novel The Graveyard Book to new life in this gorgeously illustrated two-volume graphic novel adaptation.

This volume includes Chapter Six through the end of the book.

The Graveyard Book Graphic Novel: Volume 1

GraveyardBookBy Neil Gaiman, adapted & illustrated by P. Craig Russell

It Takes a Graveyard to Raise a Child.

Nobody Owens, known as Bod, is a normal boy. He would be completely normal if he didn’t live in a graveyard, being raised by ghosts, with a guardian who belongs to neither the world of the living nor the dead.

There are adventures in the graveyard for a boy – an ancient Indigo Man, a gateway to the abandoned city of ghouls, the strange and terrible Sleer. But if Bod leaves the graveyard, he will be in danger from the man Jack – who has already killed Bod’s family.

Each chapter in this adaptation by P. Craig Russell is illustrated by a different luminary from the comic book world, showcasing a variety of styles from a breadth of talent. Together, they bring Neil Gaiman’s award-winning, nationally bestselling novel The Graveyard Book to new life in this gorgeously illustrated two-volume graphic novel adaptation.

Volume One contains Chapter One through the Interlude, while Volume Two includes Chapter Six to the end.

Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?: A Memoir

Can't we talkBy Roz Chast. An alphabet of things to avoid, “Do Not Want “showcases the fears, phobias, and anxieties that occupy the fertile imagination of Roz Chast.

Roz Chast was born in Brooklyn, New York. Her cartoons began appearing in the “New Yorker” in 1978. Since then she has published hundreds of cartoons and written or illustrated more than a dozen books. This is her first memoir. She lives in Ridgefield, Connecticut.

A Trip to the Bottom of the World with Mouse

Written & illustrated by Frank Viva

Are we there yet?

There’s so much to see at the bottom of the world! Join a young explorer and his best friend, Mouse, on a sea journey to Antarctica, where they make new friends with penguins and a whale – and have all kinds of fun. Young readers won’t stop grinning as they’re swept away by the strange and magical world created by Frank Viva, the bestselling author of Along a Long Road, and they’ll want to start the book again as soon as they reach the end!

The City of Ember: The Graphic Novel

By Jeanne DuPrau, illustrated by Niklas Asker

In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians – whole communities – discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau’s story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out. Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold. Now experience Jeanne DuPrau’s vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faithfully brings to life the glare of the lamps, the dinginess of the streets, and the brilliance of the first sunrise.

Anya’s Ghost

By Vera Brosgol

Anya could really use a friend. But her new BFF isn’t kidding about the forever part . . .

Of all the things Anya expected to find at the bottom of an old well, a new friend was not one of them. Especially not a new friend who’s been dead for a century.

Falling down a well is bad enough, but Anya’s normal life might actually be worse. She’s embarrassed by her family, self-conscious about her body, and she’s pretty much given up on fitting in at school. A new friend – even a ghost – is just what she needs.

Or so she thinks.

Spooky, sardonic, and secretly sincere, Anya’s Ghost is a wonderfully entertaining debut from author/artist Vera Brosgol. Anya’s Ghost is a 2011 Kirkus Best Teen Books of the Year title. One of School Library Journal‘s Best Fiction Books of 2011. One of Horn Book‘s Best Fiction Books of 2011.

Watchmen

By Alan Moore

This Hugo Award-winning graphic novel chronicles the fall from grace of a group of super-heroes plagued by all-too-human failings. Along the way, the concept of the super-hero is dissected as the heroes are stalked by an unknown assassin.

It all begins with the paranoid delusions of a half-insane hero called Rorschach–but is he really insane or has he, in fact, uncovered a plot to murder super-heroes and possibly millions of innocent civilians? Following two generations of masked super-heroes from the close of World War II to the icy shadow of the Cold War comes this groundbreaking comic story–the story of The Watchmen.

One of the most influential graphic novels of all time and a perennial bestseller, Watchmen has been studied on college campuses across the nation and is considered a gateway title, leading readers to other graphic novels such as V for Vendetta, Batman: The Dark Knight Returns and The Sandman series.

The Odyssey

The Odyssey coverWritten & illustrated by Gareth Hinds

Retells, in graphic novel format, Homer’s epic tale of Odysseus, the ancient Greek hero who encounters witches and other obstacles on his journey home after fighting in the Trojan War. Beautifully illustrated, the classic epic is retold in a completely new way.

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