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Castle Waiting Vol.i

Castle Waiting Vol.i

This (wildly popular) graphic novel, a feminist fairy tale, is now in paperback.

This title is no longer available locally, but in stock internationally – usually ships 2-3 weeks.

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ISBN 9781606996027
Barcode 9781606996027
Published 18 January 2013 by John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Medley, Linda
By Yolen, Jane
Series Castle Waiting
Availability Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks

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Full details for this title

ISBN-13 9781606996027
ISBN-10 1606996029
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; usually ships 2-3 weeks
Publisher John Wiley & Sons Australia Lt
Imprint Fantagraphics
Publication Date 18 January 2013
Publication Country United States United States
Format Trade Paperback/Paperback
Author(s) By Medley, Linda
By Yolen, Jane
Series Castle Waiting
Category Fiction
Graphic Novels
Number of Pages 458
Dimensions Width: 140mm
Height: 203mm
Spine: 28mm
Weight 681g
Interest Age 16+ years
Reading Age 16+ years
Library of Congress Fantasy comic books, strips, etc, Graphic novels, Comic books, strips, etc, Fairy tales, Castles
NBS Text Graphic Novels: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code FIC
Catalogue Code 650244

Description of this Book

Castle Waiting is the story of an isolated, abandoned castle, and the eccentric inhabitants who bring it back to life. A fable for modern times, it is a fairy tale that 's not about rescuing the princess, saving the kingdom, or fighting the ultimate war between Good and Evil but about being a hero in your own home. The opening chapter tells the origin of the castle itself, which is abandoned by its princess in a comic twist on Sleeping Beauty when she rides off into the sunset with her Prince Charming. The castle becomes a refuge for misfits, outcasts, and others seeking sanctuary, playing host to a lively and colorful cast of characters that inhabits the subsequent stories, including a talking anthropomorphic horse, a mysteriously pregnant Lady on the run, and a bearded nun. Linda Medley lavishly illustrates Castle Waiting in a classic visual style reminiscent of Arthur Rackham and William Heath Robinson. Blending elements from a variety of sources fairy tales, folklore, nursery rhymes Medley tells the story of the everyday lives of fantastic characters with humor, intelligence, and insight into human nature. Castle Waiting can be read on multiple levels and can be enjoyed by readers of all ages, especially young girls.

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Awards, Reviews & Star Ratings

NZ Review Castle Waiting, a brutally funny book with a giant heart, has a new spin on fairy tales with a feminist bent that will draw you in and keep you reading from page one.... Medley s world is expertly crafted and completely believable, while her black and white artwork is clean and highly detailed with an emphasis on character design and acting. --Kelly Thompson

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Author's Bio

Linda Medley lives in Portland, OR, where she is currently working on the Castle Waiting series.

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