Hilo Book 4: Waking the Monsters (Hardcover)
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"An action-packed page turner with heart!"--Dav Pilkey, author of DOG MAN
Dog Man meets Big Nate in HILO-the hilarious New York Times bestselling graphic novel series that kids (and robots!) love! "A Total BLAST," says the Miami Herald! Chock full of MORE MONSTERS! MORE ACTION! MORE LAUGHS! MORE FUN!
DJ and Gina are TOTALLY ordinary kids. But Hilo isn't! ALERT! ALERT! ALERT! Has our favorite space boy finally met his match? Not if D.J. and Gina can help it! Mega Robot Monsters are suddenly waking up all over and they're TOO BIG and TOO STRONG for Hilo to fight on his own! Luckily, he doesn't have to! He has GINA and some brand new SUPER POWERS on his side! Being heroes can be super fun-but it can also be SUPER dangerous! And the closer Hilo and Gina get to saving their world from the monsters--the closer Hilo gets to the dark secret of his past. Does he really want to know? Do WE?!
Here's what people (and robots!) are saying about Hilo!
* Nominated for multiple State Awards!
"More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen"--Neil Gaiman, author of Coraline
"Every kid would love a pal like Hilo!" --Lincoln Peirce, author of Big Nate series
"Silly, tender, and most importantly: funny."--Jeff Smith, author of the Bone series
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."--New York Times
* "Universally appealing."--Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
* "Diverse characters, good friends, and humorous dialogue...and plenty of action makes this a must-have."--SLJ, Starred Review
About the Author
JUDD WINICK lives in San Francisco with his wife, their two kids; and their cat. Judd has scripted issues of bestselling comic series, including Batman, Green Lantern, Green Arrow, Justice League, and Star Wars. Judd also appeared as a cast member of MTV's The Real World: San Francisco and is the author of the highly acclaimed graphic novel Pedro and Me, about his Real World roommate and friend, AIDS activist Pedro Zamora. Visit Judd and Hilo online at juddspillowfort.com or find him on Twitter at @JuddWinick.
Praise for HILO
“More giant robotic ants and people going 'Aaaah!' than in the complete works of Jane Austen”—Neil Gaiman, bestselling author
“Every kid would love a pal like HILO, and every kid will love this book!” —Lincoln Peirce, bestselling author of the Big Nate series
“HILO is delightful, silly, tender, and most importantly: funny.” —Jeff Smith, bestselling author of the Bone series
"Fast paced, furiously funny, and will have kids waiting on the edge of their seats for more."—Jeffrey Brown, bestselling author of Jedi Academy
"Action-packed...and amazing fun!"—Brad Meltzer, bestselling author of the Ordinary People Change the World series
"HILO is loads of slapstick fun with a touch of tenderness that kids will love."--Dan Santat, Caldecott Medal Winner
"High energy and HILARIOUS!"--Gene Luen Yang, National Ambassador for Young People's Literature
"A perfect book for any kid who ever needed a friend and then had one with superpowers fall from space.” —Seth Meyers, actor, comedian and writer
* "Universally appealing. A wholeheartedly weird and wonderful tale of friendship, acceptance, and robots."—Kirkus Reviews, Starred Review
* "A must-have."—School Library Journal, Starred Review
"The most enjoyable hero to hit the library shelves in years. Good clean laser-beams-coming-outta-your-hands fun for the whole family."—http://blogs.slj.com/afuse8production/
"A total blast."—The Miami Herald
"A story that can be enjoyed by the entire family."—The New York Times