Into the woods

by Torres, J., 1969-

Format: Print Book 2012
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 8 of 9 copies
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Summary
Bored while visiting his grandmother for the weekend, Rufus, an ordinary ten-year-old boy, ventures into the nearby woods after he spies his young neighbour Penny heading there. A city kid, Rufus quickly loses sight of Penny, but while making his way back to Grammy's, he's drawn to an unusual object he sees hidden inside a tree: it's a totem, carved out of wood and hung on a cord. Rufus places the odd-looking thing around his neck and reads out loud the word inscribed on it: "Sasquatch." Suddenly, strange things begin happening all around him -- and to him. Rufus doesn't know what's going on, but he's sure of one thing. He'll never be ordinary again! This is the first title in the unique Bigfoot Boy graphic novel series by award-winning author J. Torres. This intriguing story about an everyday kid who unexpectedly finds himself with a special power will have young readers hooked from the start. The artwork by Eisner Award-winning cartoonist Faith Erin Hicks keeps the action moving at a fast pace. With talking animals, likable characters and a plot steeped in magic and mystery, this compelling tale told in pictures and snappy dialogue will be a popular choice for newly independent readers, with particular appeal to reluctant readers. Inspired by the mythologies of the Pacific Northwest, it could also work in the classroom as an introduction to folklore and mythology. AGES: 7-10 AUTHOR: J. Torres won the Shuster Award for Outstanding Writer for his work on 'Batman: Legends of the Dark Knight', 'Love as a Foreign Language' and 'Teen Titans Go'. He is also the writer of the Eisner Award nominated 'Alison Dare' and the YALSA listed 'Days Like This' and 'Lola: A Ghost Story'. Other comic book credits include 'Avatar: The Last Airbender', 'Batman: The Brave and the Bold', 'Legion of Super-Heroes in the 31st Century', 'Ninja Scroll', 'Wonder Girl', 'Wonder Woman', and 'WALL-E: Recharge'.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "What young boy, or girl, for that matter, hasn't dreamed of being bigger, stronger, and more powerful? When Rufus repeats the incantation on the back of a strange totem he finds in the woods, that's exactly what happens: he turns into Bigfoot Boy huge, hairy, and able to talk to the animals in the forest. When several wolves try to blackmail Rufus into giving them the totem by kidnapping his friend Penny, Rufus must use his new powers to save her. Torres delivers believable characters and a plausible setting and backstory that make Rufus' transformation into Bigfoot Boy easy to embrace. Hicks' expressive artwork is one of the book's strengths, her strong black lines never obscuring the emotions shown on the characters' faces. A solid introduction to a new adventure series, and young readers will clamor for a second volume.--Volin, Eva Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "In the first book in the Bigfoot Boy series, 10-year-old Rufus resigns himself to a boring weekend with his grandmother out in the sticks; instead he finds adventure, magic, and friendship. His chance discovery of a fabled totem in the forest leaves him with the ability to become a sasquatch, guardian of the woods. It also makes him and his new friend Penny targets for those who covet the totem's power. When Penny vanishes, Rufus uses his newfound power to brave the unfamiliar forest and the hidden enemies it contains. Hicks's art is as clean and skillful, as one would expect from her "Friends with Boys" and "Demonology 101" Web comics. Fellow Canadian Torres provides a straightforward adventure that introduces a few problematic elements. Although Penny, a First Nations girl, is profoundly connected to her forest home and a capable woodsman in her own right, she is relegated to sidekick territory while Caucasian outsider Rufus finds the totem and saves the day. Talking animals and an emphasis on humor should broaden the appeal of this fantasy story, but Penny's helplessness in contrast to Rufus's agency is discouraging. Ages 7-10. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."

Additional Information
Series Torres, J., 1969- Bigfoot boy ; 1.
Subjects Totems -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Sasquatch -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic -- Fiction.
Sasquatch -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Toronto, ON ; Tonawanda, NY :Kids Can Press,2012
Contributors Hicks, Faith Erin.
Language English
Description 100 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781554537112 (lib. bdg.)
1554537118 (lib. bdg.)
9781554537129 (pbk.)
1554537126 (pbk.)
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