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Maddy Kettle : the adventure of the Thimblewitch

by Orchard, Eric,

Format: Print Book 2014
Availability: Available at 6 Libraries 7 of 8 copies
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CLP - Main Library Teen Department - Teen Graphic Novels TEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL Orchard
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CLP - Main Library First Floor Children's Department - Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC NOVEL Orchard
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Collection  First Floor Children's Department - Children's Graphic Novels
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Cooper-Siegel Community Library Childrens' Room j GRAPHIC NOVEL pb ORC
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Fiction J GN FIC ORC
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Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC ORCHARD
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Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
Northland Public Library Children's Graphic Novels J Graphic Novel Orchard
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Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
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South Park Library Juvenile jGN ORC
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CLP - Squirrel Hill Children's Graphic Novels CHECKED OUT
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"Maddy Kettle... looks fantastic: every panel exudes quirky, gorgeous atmosphere. " - NPR

Eleven-year-old Maddy loved working in her parents' bookstore... especially when joined by her pet flying toad Ralph. But that was before the mysterious Thimblewitch turned her mom & dad into kangaroo rats!
Now Maddy's on the adventure of a lifetime. To save her parents, she'll need to sneak past an army of spider-goblins, scarecrow warriors, and much more... Fortunately, an assortment of new friends await, including the cloud cartographers Harry and Silvio, a bear and raccoon who explore the world in their moon-balloon. They'll help her along the way, but in the end, the fate of everyone will depend on Maddy's courage, compassion, and creativity.
Full of surprises and stunning artwork, Maddy Kettle is a truly magical debut for Spectrum-Award-winning cartoonist Eric Orchard. Climb aboard and let your imagination soar!

"The tale is a stream of imaginative twists and aerial wonders, flowing along easily in a mix of full-page scenes and large sequential panels of lucidly drawn action and pithy dialogue. A sweet-mannered debut with plenty of lift." -- Kirkus

"Quirky, beautifully illustrated, and frankly looks like it's going to be an instant classic. Don't miss it." -- io9
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Ever since the Thimblewitch turned Maddy's parents into kangaroo rats, she's been planning to find a way to restore them to normal. It's not until she accidentally falls off their train and meets some cloud mappers, though, that she gets her chance. In lush, crosshatched panels, Maddy traverses the desert on foot, in a balloon, and by magic boat until she's in the cloud-bound city where her parents are held captive, and with her ingenuity and pluck, she finds solutions to everyone's problems. Orchard, whose artwork looks like a happy combination of Windsor McCay's and Dr. Seuss' art, tells a classic and charming adventure tale in whimsical images bursting with atmosphere. Sweeping vistas part to reveal spooky castles. Inky black, star-filled skies loom over desert rock formations. A big, yellow moon peeks cartoonishly from behind periwinkle clouds. Maddy's quest, involving witches, spider goblins, friendly animals, and a floating magical toad, is appealingly simple, and it's a great contrast to the shadowy, fanciful pictures. Luckily for fans of Maddy Kettle, the ending leaves room for more adventures.--Hunter, Sarah Copyright 2014 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Canadian artist Orchard tosses readers headlong into the world of his debut graphic novel, a gorgeously illustrated if narratively quirky quest starring 11-year-old Maddy Kettle, whose parents have been turned into kangaroo rats. The story opens with the family on a train on the run after "that terrible night" when the Thimblewitch and a horde of spider goblins descended on her parents' bookstore for reasons unknown. "I looked everywhere for mom and dad. I finally found them in the pantry," Maddy remembers as Orchard shows the two rodents poking out of a bag of flour. After the spider goblins return to kidnap Maddy's parents and her magical spadefoot toad, Maddy's rescue efforts bring her into league with semi-bumbling "cloud cartographers" Silvio the raccoon and Harry the bear. Magic and misunderstandings ensue, but while Orchard's delicately inked, richly colored artwork conjures a fascinating and creepy setting of goblins, witches, and scarecrow armies, Maddy's successes come too easily, and a general lack of context may leave readers feeling like they don't really know Maddy or her world very well by book's end. All ages. (Aug.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
(c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved
Additional Information
Subjects Girls -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Toads -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Imaginary places -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Witches -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Girls -- Fiction.
Toads -- Fiction.
Imaginary places -- Fiction.
Witches -- Fiction.
Magic -- Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
Fantasy fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Adventure fiction.
Publisher Atlanta :2014
Language English
Description 89 pages : color illustrations ; 23 cm
ISBN 9781603090728
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