Good-bye, Chunky Rice

by Thompson, Craig, 1975-

Format: Print Book 2006
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This here be the first ever "graphical novel book" by Craig Thompson. It was winnning a Harvey Award, no less. It documentates the once upon a time in our fishing village town and a short turtle lad name of Chunky, last name Rice.

Mister Chunky Rice be living in the same rooming house likewise myself, only that boy be restless. Looking for something. And he puts hisself on my brother Chuck's ship and boats out to sea to find it. Only he be departin' from his bestest of all friends, his deer mouse, I mean, mouse deer chum Dandel.

Now why in a whirl would someone leave beyond a buddy? Just what be that turtle lad searchings for? I said you best read the book to find out. Merle said, "Doot doot."
Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "The solemn little turtle Chunky Rice embarks on a journey from his seaport home, obeying an inner call he can't quite articulate. His mouse girlfriend, Dandel, encourages him. ("You're like a little flower that's outgrown its pot," she says, as they build their last sand castle.) But once Chunky leaves, Dandel spends her time collecting empty bottles and filling them with letters she hopes will reach him at sea. The themes of deep friendship and the pain of separation are amplified in the lives of other characters. Chunky's kindly neighbor Solomon befriends a wounded bird, seeking consolation for a childhood loss, while Solomon's estranged and gruff brother, Charles--on whose boat Chunky sails--long ago embraced the sea for companionship. There is little dialogue, but each panel of this comics novel--from the vast expanse of ocean that fills an entire page to the tiny closeup of Dandel's sleeping face--carries the emotional heft of the story forward. Thompson's b&w drawings exhibit a sturdy line and offer generous details, forcing the eye to linger on every page. The perspective zooms in and out, panels change size and overlap and Thompson uses so much black that his drawings often look like cut-paper silhouettes. His characters' irresistibly smooth, round shapes, meanwhile, add to the charm and humor of their expressions, by turns wistful, anxious and joyful. Thompson has crafted an enduring fable in words and pictures--an alternative-comics answer to Saint-Exup‚ry's Little Prince--that will charm anyone separated from a dear and loving friend. (Mar.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Turtles -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Mice -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Comics (Graphic works)
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :Pantheon Books,2006
Edition 1st Pantheon ed.
Language English
Description 125 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm
ISBN 9780375714764
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