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Tricky Journeys Bk 2: Tricky Rabbit Tales
 

Tricky Journeys Bk 2: Tricky Rabbit Tales (Trade Paperback / Paperback)

By Chris, Schweizer
By Zack, Giallongo

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The rabbit is a trickstera mischievous character who doesnt follow the rulesin Asian, Native American, African American, and other folklore traditions. In this story, Rabbit loves to play tricks and go on adventures. Along the way, Rabbit encounters many other creatures, some fri... read full description below.

ISBN 9780761378624
Barcode 9780761378624
Published 1 October 2011 by Lerner Publishing Group
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Alternate Format(s) View All (1 other possible title(s) available)
Series Tricky Journeys (Paperback) (part: CHRIS SCHW)
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ISBN-13 9780761378624
ISBN-10 0761378626
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced (OOS locally); ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Lerner Publishing Group
Imprint Graphic Universe
Publication Date 1 October 2011
International Publication Date 1 August 2011
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Chris, Schweizer
By Zack, Giallongo
Series Tricky Journeys (Paperback) (part: CHRIS SCHW)
Category Fiction (Child / Teen)
Graphic / Comic Strip
Number of Pages 64
Dimensions Width: 146mm
Height: 215mm
Spine: 4mm
Weight 134g
Interest Age Children
Reading Age Children
Library of Congress Animals, Graphic novels, Plot-your-own stories, Tricksters, Rabbit (Legendary character)
NBS Text Children's Comic Strip Fiction & Graphic Novels
ONIX Text Children/juvenile
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

The rabbit is a trickstera mischievous character who doesnt follow the rulesin Asian, Native American, African American, and other folklore traditions. In this story, Rabbit loves to play tricks and go on adventures. Along the way, Rabbit encounters many other creatures, some friendly and some dangerous. Readers make the choices that help Rabbit trick the other animals and keep out of harms way.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review This series, written by Chris Schweizer and various illustrators, is a combination of choose-your-own-adventure and graphic novel style books that uses traditional trickster characters from African and Native American folklore. Each title puts the reader in charge of the characters' fates, for better or worse. In addition to the adventurous nature of these books, an element of also humor exists, as the main characters continually try to outwit others. The bright, cartoonish illustrations add to the fast-pace and readers could reread each story many times with different endings. While a majority of each book is written in graphic novel form, there are also a number of pages with more traditional quotation marks to denote speech. This could help reluctant readers make the transition to more challenging texts. The interactivity of this series would make it a fun addition to a library's graphic novel section. --Library Media Connection There's no shortage of excitement in these Choose-Your-Own-Adventure-style graphic novels. The format ensures that they are more about the journeys than the destinations, as every couple of pages end in a cliff-hanger. Readers must decide how to proceed, guiding the story. In Coyote, children must help the animal escape a confrontation with an angry bear. In the more successful second book, Rabbit tries to prove to Fox that he is the cleverest animal in the forest. As one might expect based on the format, some of the endings are extremely abrupt. The narratives branch out fairly randomly--readers concerned with making the 'right' decision to continue the story needn't deliberate too long. Loosely based on folktales from the Native-American and African-American traditions, these books may prove an effective gateway for further exploration of those genres. The illustrations are bold with a bright color palette. Coyote in particular has a decidedly animation-inspired feel. For beefing up reluctant-reader offerings, these books are worth a look. --School Library Journal

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Author's Bio

Chris Schweizer was born in 1980 and grew up in Louisiana and Kentucky. He received a BFA in Graphic Design from Murray State University, where he also studied English, and his MFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design in Atlanta. He is the cartoonist of the Crogan Adventure Series, an award-winning historical fiction graphic novel series that has made the American Library Association's Great Graphic Novels for Teens list, the Maverick list, and Book Reporter's Core Ten Teen Collection Graphic Novels list, as well as earning Eisner and CYBILS award nominations. Tricky Journeys is his first series for young readers. He teaches comics at SCAD-Atlanta, and lives in Marietta, Georgia, with his wife and daughter. Zack was born and raised in Massachusetts, although one half of his family lives in Indiana. Between New England and the Midwest, he's a little bit country, a little bit rock and roll. He currently lives with two cats and enjoys playing the banjo. He also likes cheese, bowling, and writing in the third person.

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