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The Breadwinner: A Graphic Novel by Shelley Tanaka

Based on the original book by Deborah Ellis, adapted from the feature film directed by Nora Twomey. 

The Breadwinner is a graphic novel adaptation of the feature film telling the story of eleven-year-old Parvana, who must disguise herself as a boy to support her family during the Taliban’s rule in Afghanistan after her father is arrested.  The Breadwinner is a powerful tale about loyalty, survival and family under extraordinary circumstances.

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVEL 

Paperback LBN pr1299606

Hardcover LBN pr1304752

 

 Brave Chef Brianna by Sam Sykes and Selina Espiritu

An ailing restauranteur sets a challenge to his sixteen progeny, whoever sets up and runs the best restaurant will inherit the family’s legacy.  Brianna is the only daughter among the sixteen and though ambitious to join the challenge, only has the resources to start a restaurant in Monster City. The ingredients are unusual, the hired help even more so, and it turns out serving human food is against the law.  Not to mention some are not too happy to see a human in their midst.  Brave Chef Brianna is a fun tale of realizing one’s dreams in unusual circumstances.

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Paperback LBN pr1283021

 

 Jean Grey Vol 1: Nightmare Fuel by Dennis Hopeless and Victor Ibanez

Young, time-displaced Jean Grey is no stranger to the Phoenix force, for its powerful cycle of life and death had consumed her older, non-time displaced self, and now she has the premonition that the Phoenix is coming for her to repeat the cycle.  Determined to not be its next victim, Jean Grey sets about to gather allies of previous Phoenix hosts and fight back. 

YOUNG ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

Paperback LBN pr1277666

 

Royal City. Volume 1, Next of Kin by Jeff Lemire

In a return to the literary and thematic territory of Essex County, Royal City, tells the story of the Pike family. Patrick is a fading writer reluctantly returning to the once-thriving factory town he grew up in and returning to a family including a brother struggling with addiction, an ambitious sister trying to revitalize the town, an overbearing mother and a brow beaten father.  All of them are haunted by different versions of the youngest child of the family, Tommy, who drowned decades before.  The first volume of Royal City is a fantastic beginning to the story of a troubled family.

ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

Paperback LBN pr1282928

 

The Case of the Missing Men by Kris Bertin and Alexander Forbes

Something is amiss in the small east-coast town called Hobtown and The Teen Detective Club is right in the middle of the action.  Normally dealing with the mundanities of missing pets and shed-fires the club is pulled into a greater mystery when teen globe-trotting adventurer Sam Finch arrives in town searching for his missing father.  Hobtown’s secrets come to the fore as the teens stumble into secret societies, weird folk mythology, and small-town murder.

ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

Paperback LBN pr1282926

 

 

Rat Queens. Volume 4, High Fantasies by Kurtis J. Wiebe

The Rat Queens are back and ready for more raucous adventures. Following a soft reboot of the series, Violet, Hannah, Dee and Betty are back in Palisade eager for adventure and are now joined by the orc Braga as a new member of the group.  The rent needs to be paid so the monsters need killing and the quests need completing.

ADULT GRAPHIC NOVEL

Paperback LBN pr1287161

 

Castle in the Stars: The Space Race of 1869. Book One by Alex Alice

In a dangerous experiment to find the mysterious element of Aether Claire Dulac flew her hot air balloon to the edge of the stratosphere and never returned leaving her husband and son behind.  Archibald Dulac, a renowned engineer, receives a letter with a clue to his wife’s disappearance: the discovery of her lost logbook.  Drawn by the letter Archibald and Seraphin journey to Bavaria where an ambitious young king dreams of flying the skies in a ship powered by aether.  Castle in the Stars is a gorgeously illustrated fantasy adventure.

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Hardcover LBN pr1269818

 

Jane by Aline McKenna and Ramon K. Perez

A reimagining of the classic novel Jane Eyre set in the present day.  Jane moves from the small fishing village that is her hometown to the big city of New York to pursue her dreams of attending art school. Needing to find a job, Jane becomes the nanny to a young girl named Adele, the daughter of the rich and mysterious Rochester.  Drawn to the brooding Rochester drama naturally ensues.

GRAPHIC NOVEL

Hardcover LBN pr1271849

 

 Jimmy Tornado. 1, The Shadow of Steel by Jean-Francois Vachon

Jimmy is a gorilla who happens to be able to talk and was adopted into the Tornado family. Lupe Tornado is Jimmy’s smart but level headed sister.  Together they travel the world to investigate scientific and supernatural mysteries while trying to find their missing father.

JUVENILE GRAPHIC NOVEL

Hardcover LBN pr1282532

 

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