Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Graphic Novels

What am I reading now?  Michael Vey, The Prisoner of Cell 25 (Richard Paul Evans)

Annnd . . . what do I think of it so far?  I know I'm late coming to this party! I just started this book and am enjoying it. It was recommended to me by a friend, who often likes the same books I do. I think that's the best way to find books!  I have a lot of "friends" on Goodreads, but I pay special attention to the ones who rate books similarly to the way I did. Their recommendations mean more to me and usually result in a purchase. :)

Here's the blurb...
To everyone at Meridian High School, fourteen-year-old Michael Vey is nothing special, just the kid who has Tourette’s syndrome. But in truth, Michael is extremely special—he has electric powers. Michael thinks he is unique until he discovers that a cheerleader named Taylor has the same mysterious powers. With the help of Michael’s friend, Ostin, the three of them set out to discover how Michael and Taylor ended up with their abilities, and their investigation soon brings them to the attention of a powerful group who wants to control the electric teens—and through them, the world.

Graphic Novels 
by Nathan Hale

This past week I had a special treat to listen to Nathan Hale talk about his journey as an author/illustrator of graphic novels. It was fascinating to listen as he told the history of graphic novels and comics, from being all the rage to nearly dying out and now on the rebound, all the while illustrating what he was talking about. He also told a story of Napoleon and the Louisiana Purchase, again complete with ongoing illustrations.

If you have a chance to see him, do it! This is definitely a person I'm recommending to our school to bring in for an author day!

Here's a bit in action...
video

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