Explorer (The Mystery Boxes #1) (Paperback)

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By Kazu Kibuishi (Editor)
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“Explorer features a compilation of seven stories in graphic form, each by a different author/illustrator, yet each featuring a mysterious -- and often magical -- box that serves to tie the stories together. From Johane Matte and Saymone Phanekham's box in an alien universe-building warehouse to Dave Roman and Raina Telemeier's magical box found in the back of an ordinary closet, Explorer holds something for readers of every genre. This is both a gorgeous compilation for the graphic novel enthusiast and a fabulous introduction for the comics novice.”
— Marika McCoola, Odyssey Bookshop, South Hadley, MA

Description


Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box?


Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology series Flight), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll.


 


 


Praise for Explorer: Mystery Boxes

STARRED REVIEW

"An outstanding out-of-the box anthology from renowned comics veteran Kibuishi. With eye-popping full-color art and palettes ranging from candy-colored to ethereal earth tones, this is both a visual feast for the eyes and a healthy helping of thought for the soul. Superb.”

Kirkus Reviews, starred review

 

STARRED REVIEW

"Coherent for all its variety, there will be something here for most readers."

School Library Journal, starred review

 


 

About the Author


Kazu Kibuishi is the creator of Amulet, the award-winning middle school graphic novel series, and the editor and art director of eight volumes of Flight, the influential, Eisner-nominated graphic anthology. His earlier work Daisy Kutter was named a YALSA Best Book for Young Adults. He lives in Alhambra, California.



Product Details
ISBN: 9781419700095
ISBN-10: 141970009X
Publisher: Amulet Books
Publication Date: March 1st, 2012
Pages: 128
Language: English
Series: Explorer