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This Was Our Pact - by Ryan Andrews (Paperback)

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Number of Pages: 336

Genre: Juvenile Fiction

Sub-Genre: Comics & Graphic Novels

Format: Paperback

Publisher: First Second

Age Range: Teen

Book theme: Fantasy

Author: Ryan Andrews

Language: English

TCIN: 54373919
UPC: 9781626720534
Item Number (DPCI): 248-75-2376

Description

"An original and much-needed view of the complex world of middle-school friendships." --New York Times

"Andrews' marvelously melancholic, earnest graphic novel, [is] at its core an exercise in whimsical self-reflection. This story's a quiet one in which danger flickers and hope flares at odd but fruitful moments...the primarily blue and red mixed-media pictures underscore how nighttime sometimes promises transformation. Brilliantly enchanting." --Kirkus, starred review


"Andrews crafts a phantasmagoria of events that recall animation from Studio Ghibli and Cartoon Saloon...picaresque episodes and a dreamlike resolution conjure a giddy sensation, like staying up all night. " --Publishers Weekly, starred review

"Richly imagined and complexly emotional... [This was Our Pact] may owe some of its eerie melancholy and occasionally menacing absurdity to the likes of Lewis Carroll and Shaun Tan, but its message is distinctly its own: what you imagine to be the end of the journey may be satisfying, but the adventure actually goes on as long as you keep riding down the road." --Booklist, starred review

"For readers who want an escapist fantasy with a light touch. Hand this title to fans of whimsical or unpredictable adventures such as Neil Gaiman's Fortunately, the Milk or Madeleine L'Engle's A Wrinkle in Time." --School Library Journal, starred review

"An enthralling tale of friendship, determination, and wonder." --Horn Book

"A great starting point for fantasy lovers who haven't yet embraced graphic novels." --The Bulletin of the Center for Children's Books

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