fantasy

Over the Wall

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A young girl leaves a note for her sleeping parents: “Mom and Dad, I know I have a brother, even if I can’t remember his name.” Thus begins Anya’s adventure over the wall, into an empty city ruled by demons…

Monster on the Hill

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Prepare yourself for a time travel journey back to a time that never was: the 1867 English countryside and the resident beasts that terrorize (loosely) the communities, bringing excitement and, of course, tourism dollars in return. Well, almost every community.…

Snarked! Vol. 1-3

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And so it was Roger Langridge thought he would tell a tale. He’d draw some pretty pictures and then put it up for sale. He’d write some funny characters and put them all in peril. And he would base this…

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…

Ozma of Oz

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There are some titles that I don’t want to review. I just want to tell you to go buy them, read them, and come back here so we can celebrate them together. Ozma of Oz is definitely one of those…

The Secret of the Stone Frog

One night Alan and Leah wake up to discover their beds have been transported to the deep forest. While Leah, the older sibling, is skeptical that what they are experiencing is real, Alan, the younger sibling, is entranced. They immediately…

Princeless, vol. 1

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Princess Adrienne is pretty sick of how things are done in her kingdom. She and her six sisters have all been locked away in tall towers guarded by dragons or other mythical beasts. They will stay in those towers until…

Nola’s Worlds, vol. 1-3

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I love Nola. I know that you’re supposed to keep a level of objectivity for reviews, but she makes it hard. She is so much what I want all comics heroines to be. She’s spunky and inquisitive, but not so…

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

It is possible that more people in this world are familiar with the 1939 film version of The Wizard of Oz than are the original 1900 novel that inspired it. The imagery, characters, and story of the film are so…

Amulet, vol. 4: The Last Council

Through a portal to another world lies the realm of the Stonekeepers. Emily, a young Stonekeeper, has been traveling through this world, first to find her mother then to discover why she was chosen to become a Stonekeeper and all…

Calamity Jack

Jack has always prided himself on his schemes. From childhood capers – nabbing classmates’ sandwiches and stealing ice cream – he graduated to using his talents to swindle people who actually deserve it. His hardworking momma should be proud. But…

Rapunzel’s Revenge

Rapunzel has grown up living with just her mother. Well, her mother and a surprising number of guards. Because, as you might have guessed, Rapunzel isn’t really Mother Gothel’s daughter. What the fairy tale never told you is that the…

Amulet, vol. 1-3

Emily and her brother Navin have moved into their Great-Grandfather Silas’ house after their father dies. They and their mother are looking for a new start, but they don’t expect it to come in the way that it does. Their…

The Wizard’s Tale

Bafflerog Rumplewhisker is an evil wizard, or rather he’s supposed to be one. The problem is that his spells don’t quite cause evil and he doesn’t really have the heart to fix them. But still, it’s in his blood to…

Amazing Greek Myths of Wonders and Blunders

“WARNING: These aren’t your parents’ Greek Myths!” With monsters and gods and heroes and bunnies, these tales have it all. Action! Romance! Stupidity! A Toaster! Michael Townsend retells nine Greek myths with his unique style of humorous comics. Townsend, creator…

Wonderland

We all know the story–girl falls down a rabbit hole, discovers various potions to change her shape, makes strange new acquaintances, and finally escapes the despotic government. But what of the people left behind? What of the little people of…

Baron: The Cat Returns

As any cat lover will tell you, felines operate under their own logic. Racing around as if chased by an invisible enemy, attacking pieces of lint– we’ll never understand why they do the things they do. In Baron: The Cat…