Queen of the sea / Dylan Meconis.
- 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
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|Breckenridge Public Library||J G MEC (Text)||33500013083555||New||Available||-|
|Hawley Public Library||J G MEC (Text)||33500013083548||New||Checked out||01/31/2020|
- ISBN: 9781536204988
- ISBN: 1536204986
- Physical Description: 393 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 27 cm.
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: Somerville, Massachusetts : Walker Books US, a division of Candlewick Press, 2019.
When her sister seizes the throne, Queen Eleanor of Albion is banished to a tiny island off the coast of her kingdom, where the nuns of the convent spend their days peacefully praying, sewing, and gardening. But the island is also home to Margaret, a mysterious young orphan girl whose life is upturned when the cold, regal stranger arrives. As Margaret grows closer to Eleanor, she grapples with the revelation of the island's sinister true purpose as well as the truth of her own past. When Eleanor's life is threatened, Margaret is faced with a perilous choice between helping Eleanor and protecting herself.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
*Starred Review* Off the coast of Albion is a tiny island, home to the Elysian sisters, a convent of nuns devoted to caring for shipwrecked sailors and their families. Margaret has lived there for as long as she can remember, but where she came from is a mystery. Though she's eager for answers from the sisters, it doesn't seem like an urgent question until a mysterious guest, Eleanor, arrives in the company of stern, haughty Mother Mary Clarence. Soon, Margaret has questions about not only her parents but Eleanor, the island, and the state of Albion at large. Inspired by sixteenth-century English history, this graphic novel luxuriates in the details of daily life on the island. Margaret explains keeping time at the convent, the layout of the island, recipes, types of nuns, embroidery methods, and more, all while narrating the changes arising as the fraught political climate in Albion trickles over to the island. Meconis fills her panels with naturalistic figures colored with expressive watercolor washes, which add rich emotional depth to the story. When Margaret shares folktales or stories, Meconis uses brasher colors and inky brushstrokes in a style resembling marginalia in illuminated manuscripts, and occasionally embroidery embellishes the background of pages. It's a stunning visual package, and the slow-burning story of Margaret's gradually opening world is made all the more captivating by the well-researched historical setting, immersive world building, and engrossing characters. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.
Dylan Meconis is a cartoonist, writer, and illustrator who created the graphic novels Family Man, Bite Me!, and Outfoxed, which was nominated for a Will Eisner Comic Industry Award. She lives with her wife in Portland, Oregon.
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