Sardine in outer space

by Guibert, Emmanuel,

Format: Print Book 2006
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 7 copies
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In the goofy space adventures of a little girl called Sardine, encounters aren't always friendly: weird creatures, cosmic squids, masters of the universe, talking clouds, and evil beings abound. In this volume of twelve stories, Supermuscleman, the chief executive dictator of the universe, is on a mission to make all the galaxy's kids behave. Sardine must enlist the help of her cousin Lou and her pirate uncle, the gruff Captain Yellow Shoulder, to outwit him and his evil plans.

The first book in an exciting new series by two of France's most talented comics authors, Sardine is a feast for the imagination of young readers. Emmanuel Guibert, an outstanding artist and graphic storyteller, takes a turn on the script, while Joann Sfar illuminates the writing with rambunctious, high-energy artwork.

Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Gr. 3-5. Sword fighting her way through this French paean to disobedience is tiny space-pirate Sardine, all long red hair and giant blue hat, who cruises in her spaceship Huckleberry0 with Uncle Yellow Shoulder and friend Little Louie. Their mission: to oppose Supermuscleman, the mustachioed tyrant of a space orphanage where children are taught "proper behavior." In 12 whirlwind tales filled with comic battles and clever escapes, the heroes foil the villain's plans, exposing themselves to the dangers of space lions, ice-cream shops, and video games. The disobedience stays largely within reason, and Uncle Yellow appears to have as many rules for his wards as the space orphanage does. But Uncle Yellow is still a big, burly pirate, which makes for a free-wheeling ride peppered with as much grisly monster-filleting action and bodily fluid humor as a young reader could want. Sfar's off-kilter, slightly uglified art, reminiscent of a toned-down Beavis and Butthead,0 gives the simple fun an unusual punch. --Jesse Karp Copyright 2006 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Punky heroes, interplanetary action and unpredictable bouts of silliness characterize these hyperbolic color comics. Sardine, a fearless red-haired urchin, wields a silver saber and killer enthusiasm. She travels on a rattletrap, fig-shaped spaceship called the Huckleberry, goes shoeless and wears blue tattered clothing; a grinning black kitten rides atop her floppy hat and hisses "The End" at each episode's punch line. Sardine's Uncle Yellow Shoulder, a beefy, stubbled space pirate, "teaches [children] to disobey," according to one disgruntled villain; Sardine is his cutest and most dangerous trainee. She and the crew (including Little Louie, a boy who'd be at home in Sfar's Little Vampire books) tangle with their nemeses, the pencil-mustached Supermuscleman and lizardy brainiac Doc Krok. They also endure a dance-off on "the loathsome planet Discoball" and kick back with a virtual-reality game called No-Child-Left-Behind-School II ("Isn't that game a little violent?" Yellow Shoulder wonders). Some episodes get rough-Sardine lures a "space leech" into a rocket's fiery path and remorselessly chops fishy underwater aliens in half. Other moments are just gross, as when the baddies load Sardine and Louie's sundaes with nasty ingredients. Guibert and Sfar (co-creators of the Black Olives series) sling jokes, make up funny names and backhandedly salute the original Star Wars movies by including a primordial soup slithering with creatures and a wacky cantina. Their plots are wispy, but the pirate humor and gothic panels-abundant with Jolly Rogers, drippy slime and creepy-crawly creatures-provide surprises in every space vignette. Ages 6-up. (May) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved"
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Additional Information
Subjects Space flight -- Fiction.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :First Second,2006
Edition 1st American ed.
Other Titles Sardine de l'espace.
Sardine de l'espace.
Contributors Sfar, Joann, artist.
Guibert, Emmanuel. Sardine de l'espace.
Language English
"Originally published in France in 2000 under the titles Sardine d l'espace: le doigt dans l'œil and Sardine de l'espace: le bar des ennemis"--Colophon.
Description 122 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781596431263
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