Explorer: The Mystery Boxes (Hardcover)

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    Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box?
    Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvel...

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    Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of Amulet, the award-winning middle school graphic novel series, and the editor and art director of eight volumes ofFlight, the influential, Eisner-nominated graphic anthology. His earlier workDaisy Kutter was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Alhambra, California.

    Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box?
    Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology seriesFlight), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll.

    Praise for Explorer: Mystery Boxes
    STARRED REVIEW
    "An outstanding out-of-the box anthology from renowned comics veteran Kibuishi. With eye-popping full-color art and palettes ranging from candy-colored to ethereal earth tones, this is both a visual feast for the eyes and a healthy helping of thought for the soul. Superb.”
    –Kirkus Reviews, starred review

    STARRED REVIEW
    "Coherent for all its variety, there will be something here for most readers."
    –School Library Journal, starred review

    "This standout anthology will leave its audience with a fresh appetite for more from both the series and the individual contributors."
    –The Horn Book

    "Award-winning comics creator and editor of the celebrated Flight anthologies, Kibuishi offers yet another great anthology geared toward middle-school readers. Always clever and never boring, these diverse stories run the gamut from creepy to sarcastic to witty to cute to Zen to wacky to thoughtful. While the pieces feature different artists and styles, each one is complete and so well composed that the transitions from one to another do not seem jarring or out of place. A great introductory title for young or struggling middleschool readers starting to explore the world of graphic novels."
    –Booklist


    Specs

    ISBN 9781419700101
    Genre JUVENILE NONFICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General
    Format Hardcover
    Pages 126
    Publisher Date 2012-03-01 00:00:00.0
    Publisher Harry N Abrams Inc
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 9.0 in
    Wdth 6.25 in
    Thickness 0.75 in
    Unit weight 1.08 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Mystery Boxes
    Edition Number 1
    Audience Children/juvenile

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