Fangbone!, third-grade barbarian

by Rex, Michael.

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 6 of 6 copies
Available (6)
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC REX
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC REX
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
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Shaler North Hills Library Juvenile Fiction j GRAPHIC REX
Location  Shaler North Hills Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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South Park Library Juvenile jGN FAN #1
Location  South Park Library
Collection  Juvenile
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Wilkinsburg Public Library Juvenile Fiction J FAN GRA
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J FAN GRA
Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge Juvenile Fiction J REX GN
Location  Wilkinsburg Public Library - Eastridge
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
Call Number  J REX GN
As seen on Disney XD, a hilarious graphic novel perfect for fans of Captain Underpants!
Eastwood Elementary has a new student, and he's nothing like the other kids in 3G. Fangbone is a barbarian warrior from another world! And he's been charged with the task of keeping a deadly weapon from Skullbania's vilest villain, Venomous Drool. Can Fangbone's new classmates team up to help him triumph over hound-snakes, lava-ferrets, and his first pop quiz?
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "With all the stir that your average boy wizard kicks up when he hits the classrooms, it's about time a school-age barbarian came along. And this one comes along like gangbusters, transported to our world as the guardian of an evil overlord's big toe. The pint-size Conan befriends Bill, one of the losers from room 3G; encounters the sorcery of flushing toilets; convinces classmates that the sun is actually a flaming eyeball; battles monstrous invaders; and, naturally, helps his new friend go head-to-head with the school bully on the dodgeball field. Rex (Goodnight Goon, 2008) finds rollicking opportunities in this scenario, plumbing both third-grade humor (including the mother of all nose-picking jokes) and insecurities to fine narrative effect. This first in a new series makes a bizarrely appropriate companion piece for the ever-popular Babymouse series, with its lightning pace and absurd but heartfelt story. The blocky figures and zany action are fit also like Babymouse into a mainly monochromatic palette: in this case, a savagely barbaric . . . orange?--Karp, Jesse Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Flat, primitive art in yellow and gray brings to mind "what if the Wimpy Kid was instead Conan's kid?" The book's not attractive, but it is easy to read and very expressive. It looks like something a classmate might have scribbled on notebook paper and passed around, providing a sense of "I could do this!" The familiar plot sends the young Fangbone, normally picked on by the bigger warriors, on a mystical quest that, if successful, will reward the clan with victory against the enemy army. The young fighter is surprised to find that his mission involves blending in at an elementary school, which leads to much culture-clash humor. It's cute, funny, and will win over most readers with its commitment to its premise. It's even heartwarming, as Bill (Fangbone's friend, previously thought to be a loser) learns confidence, and Fangbone gains an appreciation for teamwork during a dodgeball-like game. The modern touches-such as hot wings and Bill's ADD medicine-ground the book, while jabs at school philosophy through the character of the goofy principal will entertain adult readers. Ages 7-9. (Jan.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Series Fangbone!, third-grade barbarian ; 1
Subjects Schools -- Fiction.
Humorous stories.
Cartoons and comics.
Extraterrestrial beings -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Schools -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Science fiction comic books, strips, etc.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher New York :G. P. Putnam's Sons,2012
Other Titles Third-grade barbarian
Language English
Description 120 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 19 cm.
ISBN 9780399255212 (pbk.)
0399255214 (pbk.)
9780329900687 (FollettBound)
0329900684 (FollettBound)
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