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by Hirsch, Andy, 1987-

Format: Print Book 2016
Availability: Available at 4 Libraries 4 of 4 copies
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C.C. Mellor Memorial Library Children Graphic Novel J GR H
Location  C.C. Mellor Memorial Library
Collection  Children Graphic Novel
Call Number  J GR H
Mt. Lebanon Public Library Children's Graphic Novels j GRAPHIC HIRSCH
Location  Mt. Lebanon Public Library
Collection  Children's Graphic Novels
Sewickley Public Library Juvenile Graphic Novels J F HIR
Location  Sewickley Public Library
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novels
Call Number  J F HIR
Western Allegheny Community Library Juvenile Graphic Novel JFGN HIRSCH
Location  Western Allegheny Community Library
Collection  Juvenile Graphic Novel
Call Number  JFGN HIRSCH

Opie and Ned are adrift in the Old West, searching for the man who shot their Ma. These two youngsters only have each other, but with all their squabbling it's a miracle they still have that.

When they get wind of the mysterious Pa ("crime kingpin of the West!"), Opie and Ned suddenly have something new: a mission. But tracking down the elusive (and deadly) Pa is going to take all the wiles these two kids have, and some new friends to boot.

Clever, explosive, and deeply moving by turns, Varmints is a perfect middle-grade comedy graphic novel. Hirsch brings an old-school Western style to bear on a story full of nuance, humor, and surprises.

Published Reviews
Publisher's Weekly Review: "Hirsch's (The Royal Historian of Oz) Western comic offers wall-to-wall mayhem, from saloon brawls and train wrecks to a massive road race whose winner will get to meet the West's most dangerous criminal. Gruff, coonskin-cap-wearing Opie and her younger brother, Ned, fend for themselves amid the chaos (some of which, admittedly, they cause). Opie's chip-on-the-shoulder attitude hides shame: she feels responsible for their mother's death, and she knows who their real father is, a secret she's keeping from Ned. Sunny Ned, by contrast, trusts everyone. This would seem unwise in a Wild West full of ruffians, but it works. When faced with a mute giant of a man clad in bearskin, he asks, "How'd you get so big? Is that a real bear yer wearin'?" winning him a powerful friend. The allies Ned charms help the pair along the way until the final, mighty showdown. Hirsch's art is a tornado of energy, the pace approaches mania (there's even a Broadway-style musical number), yet Ned and Opie survive and grow in the midst of it. Give this to action-hungry readers and stand back. Ages 8-12. (Sept.) © Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved."
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Additional Information
Subjects Brothers and sisters -- Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers -- Fiction.
Graphic novels.
Brothers and sisters -- Comic books, strips, etc.
West (U.S.) -- Fiction.
West (U.S.) -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Publisher New York :2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors Sycamore, Hilary, illustrator.
Language English
Notes Chiefly illustrations.
Description 213 pages : color illustrations ; 22 cm
ISBN 9781626722798
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