Author Archive for Gail DeVos

The Loxleys and the War of 1812

This attractive book is a welcome addition to readers of historical fiction, particularly those who wish to familiarize themselves with the Canadian perspective of a pivotal war that impacted Canada, the United States, and Great Britain. The foreword pays homage…

Domovoi

Living in Stockholm in the middle of last century, Jeannie is seemingly content with a normal job as a waitress, but she’s quite aware that her life differs from others, living as she does with a talking cat and a…

Jim Henson’s The Storyteller

Like the illustrated prose book of the same title published in 1991 and written by Anthony Minghella, author of the nine episodes of the 1988 television program of the same name, Archaia’s lush anthology, contains nine adaptations of folktales and…

Road Rage

This gritty, violent, and gory graphic novel collects the limited series “Throttle,” originally inspired by Richard Matheson’s classic tale of suspense “Duel,” and co-authored by the dynamic father-son duo, Stephen King and Joe Hill. This first collaboration between the two…

Smoke and Mirrors

Magic and magicians form the foundation and the exhilaration for this tale of two distinct types of magic and two diverse but similar universes. Writer Mike Costa’s fascination with magic and the people who perform it introduced him to magician…

The Little Prince: the graphic novel

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The iconic Little Prince and his author, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, are brought vividly to life through the illustrations in this faithful textual adaptation by Joann Sfar and through the eloquent translation from the French by Sarah Ardizzone. Sfar’s adaption does…

Pandemonium

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This broad adaptation of The Prince and the Pauper is an appealing hybrid of dark fantasy and tongue-in-cheek humor that launches itself into immediate non-stop action, from the game of Skullball played by ordinary folk to the intrigues of the…

Mr. Big: A Tale of Pond Life

A vengeful fish couple, mourning the loss of their guppies — eaten by Mr. Big the Snapping Turtle — decide to rid the pond of the old terror, regardless of the warnings of others about disturbing the balance of nature.…

Dotter of Her Father’s Eyes

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This winner of the 2012 Costa Award (UK) for best biography delineates the life of two women, circumstantially connected through author James Joyce. The narrator, Mary Talbot, scholar and wife of her co-author — well-known comic book creator Bryan Talbot…

Jim Henson’s Tale of Sand

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Based on a lost screenplay, this found treasure from the archives of Jim Henson, penned by him and his frequent co-author Jerry Juhl, is beautifully rendered through the talents of Ramón K. Pérez. The Kafka-like montage of images, characters, and…

Poopy Claws

How can anyone resist an all-ages book about cat poop? Familiar situations such as a cat preferring the sandbox to its litter box, the cat’s energetic and inclusive body licking, the shedding of cat hair, and family compromises in regards…

Elephants Never Forget, vol. 1: Big City Otto

Playing with traditional proverbial sayings such as “elephants never forget,” and contemporary health concerns such as peanut allergies, Bill Slavin has created an endearing, if slightly obtuse, character in Otto the Elephant. The author/illustrator, in a private interview with some…