The sound of thunder

by Torres, J., 1969-

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies
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Baldwin Borough Library Juvenile Fiction GRAPHIC J TOR
Location  Baldwin Borough Library
Collection  Juvenile Fiction
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Bethel Park Public Library Juvenile Graphic Novels juv TORRES J
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novels
Call Number  juv TORRES J
Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j GRAPHIC NOVEL FIC TOR
Location  Cooper-Siegel Community Library
Collection  Childrens' Room
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC TORRES
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J Graphic Novel Bigfoot Boy v.3
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Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
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This conclusion to the Bigfoot Boy graphic novel trilogy adds a backdrop of Pacific Northwest mythology to the popular story about an ordinary boy who becomes a hero through the power of magic. As the book begins, Rufus, Penny and their squirrel friend, Sidney, are eager to recapture the magic totem they lost to the ravens in the previous book. But how? With Rufus no longer in possession of his powers, the trio seems destined to fail. Their luck turns, however, when they learn the local legend of Thunderbird. It seems the mighty bird had created the magic totem decades earlier to be used to ward off developers who wanted to destroy the precious Pacific Northwest forest. Developers who were much like the ones cutting down their trees today! Empowered with a newfound purpose to protect the woods, they finally know just what they have to do to save the day --- and the trees!

J. Torres has crafted a fast-paced adventure with snappy dialogue, touches of humor and plenty of plot twists. Illustrations by Faith Erin Hicks are energetic and lush, with many panels per page to keep young eyes moving along. This book is an excellent choice to expose reluctant readers to literary devices such as plot and character development, the importance of dialogue and folklore. It could also provide a terrific jumping-off point for discussions about the environment, as well as the concept of civic engagement and making a difference in your community.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "All the loose threads tie up in this, the last installment of the Bigfoot Boy series. More trees are being cut down and the save-the-forest demonstrations are heating up as Rufus and Penny head back into the woods to try and reclaim the totem from the tricky ravens. But will they find it in time to stop the bulldozers from razing the forest? Drawing on First Nations mythology to give some heft to the story, Torres and Hicks skillfully deposit nuggets of knowledge throughout, making this entertaining final chapter a fine addition to Common Core reading lists.--Volin, Eva Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Torres, J., 1969- Bigfoot boy ; 3.
Subjects Sasquatch -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Totems -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Human-animal communication -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Ravens -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Forest conservation -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Sasquatch -- Fiction.
Human-animal communication -- Fiction.
Ravens -- Fiction.
Forest conservation -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Canada -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Canada -- Fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Publisher Toronto, ON :2014
Contributors Hicks, Faith Erin, illustrator.
Language English
Description 98 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm.
ISBN 9781894786584
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