• Comics & Graphic Novels

The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil


Author: Stephen Collins
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 1466873396
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 240
View: 2949
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The job of the skin is to keep it all in... On the island of Here, livin's easy. Conduct is orderly. Lawns are neat. Citizens are clean shaven-and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. But on one fateful day, his life is upended...by an unstoppable (yet pretty impressive) beard. An off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, Stephen Collins' The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a darkly funny meditation on life, death, and what it means to be different--and a timeless ode to the art of beard maintenance.

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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil


Author: Stephen Collins
Publisher: Macmillan
ISBN: 1250050391
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 240
View: 5627
The life of clean-shaven Dave--bald but for one hair--is upended one day when he begins to grow an unstoppable, impressive beard.

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The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil


Author: Stephen Collins
Publisher: Picador
ISBN: 9781250050403
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 240
View: 2057
NOW A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER The job of the skin is to keep it all in... On the island of Here, livin's easy. Conduct is orderly. Lawns are neat. Citizens are clean shaven-and Dave is the most fastidious of them all. Dave is bald, but for a single hair. He loves drawing, his desk job, and the Bangles. But on one fateful day, his life is upended...by an unstoppable (yet pretty impressive) beard. An off-beat fable worthy of Roald Dahl and Tim Burton, Stephen Collins' The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil is a darkly funny meditation on life, death, and what it means to be different--and a timeless ode to the art of beard maintenance.

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Some Comics by Stephen Collins


Author: Stephen Collins
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1448192072
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 120
View: 4351
Here are some comics by Stephen Collins. Or, to be precise, a little over 100 comics by Stephen Collins. They constitute your opportunity to a) discover what plastic bags really think about b) learn the true identity of Kim Jong-Un’s life coach c) have everything ruined by the internet Enjoy!

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The Encyclopedia of Early Earth

A Novel
Author: Isabel Greenberg
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316225827
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 176
View: 9142
A beautifully illustrated book of imaginary fables about Earth's early--and lost--history. Before our history began, another--now forgotten--civilization thrived. The people who roamed Early Earth were much like us: curious, emotional, funny, ambitious, and vulnerable. In this series of illustrated and linked tales, Isabel Greenberg chronicles the explorations of a young man as he paddles from his home in the North Pole to the South Pole. There, he meets his true love, but their romance is ill-fated. Early Earth's unusual and finicky polarity means the lovers can never touch. As intricate and richly imagined as the work of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's debut will be a welcome addition to the thriving graphic novel genre.

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The One Hundred Nights of Hero

A Graphic Novel
Author: Isabel Greenberg
Publisher: Little, Brown
ISBN: 0316259160
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 224
View: 6383
An NPR Best Book of 2016 A Publishers Weekly Best Book of 2016 In the tradition of The Arabian Nights, a beautifully illustrated tapestry of folk tales and myths about the secret legacy of female storytellers in an imagined medieval world. In the Empire of Migdal Bavel, Cherry is married to Jerome, a wicked man who makes a diabolical wager with his friend Manfred: if Manfred can seduce Cherry in one hundred nights, he can have his castle--and Cherry. But what Jerome doesn't know is that Cherry is in love with her maid Hero. The two women hatch a plan: Hero, a member of the League of Secret Story Tellers, will distract Manfred by regaling him with a mesmerizing tale each night for 100 nights, keeping him at bay. Those tales are beautifully depicted here, touching on themes of love and betrayal and loyalty and madness. As intricate and richly imagined as the works of Chris Ware, and leavened with a dry wit that rivals Kate Beaton's in Hark! A Vagrant, Isabel Greenberg's One Hundred Nights of Hero will capture readers' hearts and minds, taking them through a magical medieval world.

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Probably Nothing

A Diary of Not-Your-Average Nine Months
Author: Matilda Tristram
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0241969247
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 96
View: 6382
Probably Nothing by Matilda Tristram - a moving, funny and inspiring graphic memoir by a woman who discovered she had cancer whilst she was pregnant 'This deeply personal memoir, written as a graphic novel is one of the most darkly funny, bittersweet and moving cartoons you will ever come across (and that includes the hunting scene in Bambi). It also has (spoiler alert) one hell of a happy ending. Add it to your basket now' Stylist At 31, Matilda Tristram was 17 weeks pregnant and looking forward to having her first baby. Then she discovered she had bowel cancer. This touching and hilarious graphic memoir, which is never morose or self-pitying, starts at the moment Matilda was diagnosed and ends when her course of chemotherapy finishes in October 2013. Recording the awkward conversations, the highs and lows of treatment, the mixed blessings of receiving 'Get Well' cards, and the reality of still having to queue too long for croissants, Matilda captures her experiences with style and warmth. Along the way she learns to cherish the small details of life. Her beautiful and boisterous son was born without complications and is reliably keeping her up most nights. Charming, witty and uplifting - this unique and beautifully illustrated book will leave you cherishing the good things in life, and ready to face your own challenges. Will be enjoyed by readers of The Gigantic Beard That Was Evil by Stephen Collins, Fun Home by Alison Bechdel and Building Stories by Chris Ware. 'A beautiful account ... Apart from how funny Tristram's comic is, it's hard to pinpoint what makes it so magnetic ... the honesty makes you feel, as a reader, like a companion on her journey' Zoe Williams, Guardian Matilda Tristram studied animation at the Royal College of Art, graduating in 2008. Since then she has worked as a children's writer, lecturer and filmmaker. She was co-writer on two animated BBC TV shows for CBeebies with Ragdoll Productions, The Adventures of Abney and Teal and Dipdap. Dipdap won a BAFTA in the short from category. Her short films have screened at over 30 festivals internationally.

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Friends Is Friends


Author: Greg Cook
Publisher: First Second
ISBN: 1626728968
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 208
View: 1839
Friends Is Friends tells the story of complicated friendships through a series of funny, bittersweet vignettes. Greg Cook's deceptively sweet storybook world is imbued with grown-up humor that is both dark and whimsical. The result is a fable for adults, where the only clear moral is this: friendship isn't easy, whether you're a hobo or a snowman or a ghost. Friends Is Friends is indie-favorite Greg Cook's first major work in over a decade. This long-awaited tragicomedy is a great stand-alone work for both new and established graphic novel readers.

    • Juvenile Fiction

Baby's First Bank Heist


Author: Jim Whalley
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing
ISBN: 1408891174
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 32
View: 6706
Move over, Bonnie and Clyde, because there's a new criminal mastermind in town ... Baby Frank! Baby Frank's parents say that he can't have a pet – 'Pets are for older kids', 'Be happy with your teddy', 'They cost too much to keep' – which leaves Baby Frank with a BIG problem because he REALLY wants a pet. What's a baby to do ... ? Rob a bank, of course! But will money buy Baby Frank the fluffy pet he so desperately wants? This is a major new partnership – Stephen Collins, cartoonist in Guardian Weekend magazine, and Jim Whalley, an exciting debut author. It's Burglar Bill for a whole new generation and is perfect for fans of Chris Haughton, Rob Biddulph and Jon Klassen. This eBook comes with a glorious audio accompaniment, read by CBeebies star Justin Fletcher.

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Eva, Kopi and Matcha


Author: Evangeline Neo
Publisher: Tusitala (RLS) Pte Ltd
ISBN: 9811143013
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 130
View: 9402

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Stan and Nan


Author: Sarah Lippett
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 1473522609
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 96
View: 599
Sometimes, the simplest stories are the best... This is a lovely, tender book... Stan and Nan are all of our grandparents, their stability and infinite kindness much mourned as our ever-changing worlds spin frantically on.' Rachel Cooke, Observer My nan wrote me many letters back in 2011. They were about the love of her life, my grandad, Stanley Burndred. I’ve never met him, he died long before I was born, but his drawings, paintings and ceramics have been in my life for as long as I can remember. Every wall of Nan’s house would be decorated by his artworks and every windowsill bore his ceramic creations. Whenever we visited Nan in the Black Country I would study the ornaments and pictures, wondering who had made them. It wasn’t until I wrote to Nan many years later, receiving in return beautiful handwritten letters detailing his life, that it became apparent that the work was his. The letters were so beautiful I felt my nan’s story had to be told. Stan and Nan is the story of an ordinary couple and the people who loved them. The narrative follows their lives from Stan’s working-class background, to his premature death, through to Nan’s struggle to cope, and the perils of ageing. It is a memoir about the importance of family, and about death, love, living and human connection.

    • Fiction

Stoner


Author: John Williams
Publisher: New York Review of Books
ISBN: 1590179285
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
View: 1045
"Born the child of a poor farmer in Missouri, William Stoner is urged by his parents to study new agriculture techniques at the state university. Digging instead into the texts of Milton and Shakespeare, Stoner falls under the spell of the unexpected pleasures of English literature, and decides to make it his life. Stoner is the story of that life"--Publisher description (January 2007).

    • History

People, Politics and Power

From O'Connell to Ahern
Author: Stephen Collins
Publisher: O'Brien Press
ISBN: 9780862789855
Category: History
Page: 224
View: 9631
Politics in Ireland is something of a national obsession. Despite a decline in voter turnout in recent general elections, politics still attracts huge interest and controversy. Powerful political figures like Charles Haughey, Eamon de Valera, Charles Stewart Parnell and Daniel O'Connell dominated Irish politics at different times over the past two centuries and defined their eras. The great election campaigns waged by these politicians, and the controversies in which they were involved, have left a deep imprint on all aspect of Irish life, from law to literature; from economics to family life. This book gives us a concise overview of Irish political life, from the Act of Union to the present day.

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The Nao of Brown


Author: Glyn Dillon
Publisher: Harry N. Abrams
ISBN: 9781906838423
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 208
View: 9722
Twenty-eight-year-old Nao Brown dreams of getting her career off the ground and finding love despite suffering from an unusual form of obsessive compulsive disorder that causes her to experience morbid obsessions.

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Witchcraft in Early Modern England


Author: Jim Sharpe
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 131788129X
Category: History
Page: 184
View: 3152
With the renewed interest in the history of witches and witchcraft, this timely book provides an introduction to this fascinating topic, informed by the main trends of new thinking on the subject. Beginning with a discussion of witchcraft in the early modern period, and charting the witch panics that took place at this time, the author goes on to look at the historical debate surrounding the causes of the legal persecution of witches. Contemporary views of witchcraft put forward by judges, theological writers and the medical profession are examined, as is the place of witchcraft in the popular imagination. Jim Sharpe also looks at the gender dimensions of the witch persecution, and the treatment of witchcraft in Elizabethan and Jacobean drama. Supported by a range of compelling documents, the book concludes with an exploration of why witch panics declined in the late seventeenth century and early eighteenth century.

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The New Ghost


Author: Robert Hunter
Publisher: Nobrow Press
ISBN: 9781907704147
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 24
View: 3813
A beautifully rendered, literally haunting tale of the afterlife intersecting with the everyday and the secrets of the night sky.

    • Juvenile Fiction

The City of Ember

The Graphic Novel
Author: Jeanne DuPrau,Dallas Middaugh
Publisher: Random House Books for Young Readers
ISBN: 0307979105
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 144
View: 5999
In the spring 2003, kids, parents, teachers, librarians—whole communities—discovered and fell in love with Jeanne DuPrau's story about a doomed city, and the two children who found a way out. Nearly 10 years later, that story, The City of Ember, is a bona fide classic, with over 1.7 million copies sold. Now experience Jeanne DuPrau's vision anew as artist Niklas Asker faithfully brings to life the glare of the lamps, the dinginess of the streets, and the brilliance of the first sunrise.

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Double Exposure


Author: Stephen Collins
Publisher: Avon
ISBN: 9780380732326
Category: Fiction
Page: 320
View: 3677
Television critic Hoe McBride's personal life has crumbled overnight into ruin. Now, through the kitchen window of his darkened apartment, he sees a beautiful, enticing stranger in a neighboring apartment--caught in a provocative pose. And she is watching him back. Hoe is drawn into her world, and becomes a lead player in a deadly ddrama that threatens to devastate his future.

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I Kill Giants


Author: Joe Kelly
Publisher: Image Comics
ISBN: 1632150875
Category: Comics & Graphic Novels
Page: 240
View: 540
Collects I KILL GIANTS #1-7 Celebrating the fifth anniversary of a modern classic, this trade paperback edition of the Eisner-nominated, International Manga Award-winning miniseries includes interviews with the creators, design art, covers, and more.

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Crossing to Safety


Author: Wallace Stegner
Publisher: Modern Library
ISBN: 9780307430861
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
View: 9942
Introduction by Terry Tempest Williams Afterword by T. H. Watkins Called a “magnificently crafted story . . . brimming with wisdom” by Howard Frank Mosher in The Washington Post Book World, Crossing to Safety has, since its publication in 1987, established itself as one of the greatest and most cherished American novels of the twentieth century. Tracing the lives, loves, and aspirations of two couples who move between Vermont and Wisconsin, it is a work of quiet majesty, deep compassion, and powerful insight into the alchemy of friendship and marriage.