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Making friends. #2, Back to the drawing board / Kristen Gudsnuk.

Gudsnuk, Kristen, author, artist. (Author).
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Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

1 current hold with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J G GUD (Text) 33500013104484 New Checked out 09/05/2019
Moorhead Public Library J G GUD (Text) 33500013104492 New Checked out 08/23/2019

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781338139273
  • ISBN: 1338139274
  • ISBN: 9781338139266
  • ISBN: 1338139266
  • Physical Description: 198 pages : chiefly color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Graphix, an imprint of Scholastic, 2019.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.: "Dany, Madison, and... wait -- another Dany?! -- must navigate some very complicated friendships while trying to capture a magical dog that is turning their town upside-down! Almost everything is going great for Dany. She and Madison are still best friends, she still has her magic sketchbook, and the new school year is looking up. But when Dany creates a duplicate of herself to secretly help with homework and raise her social status, the two of them accidentally unleash a magical dog that wreaks supernatural havoc on the town. Now, with the big school dance coming up, time is running short for Dany, Madison, and their friends to set things right before the night is completely ruined!" -- Amazon.com
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2018 November #2
    Dany is an awkward seventh-grader navigating her way through the perilous world of middle school when she stumbles upon her great-aunt's enchanted sketchbook; suddenly, her talent for drawing gives her the amazing ability to create friends out of thin air. But Dany's creations start to turn on her; first her perfectly engineered best friend, Madison, begins to search for meaning in her own life. Then Prince Neptune (the disembodied head of the handsome villain of Dany's favorite show, the Sailor Moon-esque Solar Sisters) plots his evil reign over Connecticut. At once cringeworthy and delightfully absurd, Making Friends, much like middle school itself, is somewhere between teenage cynicism and a childlike mastery of fantasy. Although Gudsnuk's characters are sometimes suspiciously wise beyond their years, and her stylized visual references perhaps a bit too meta-referential for some younger readers, they will certainly recommend this story to readers for whom middle school is a distant and painful memory. Middle-schoolers, meanwhile, will appreciate Gudsnuk's light touch in bringing an empathetic, joyful, and judicious treatment to those tough in-between years. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2018 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 July #1
    After the events of Making Friends (2018), Dany is trying to maintain her friendships while keeping a lid on how often she's using magic. But magic makes life so easy, especially when she draws a slightly more confident clone of herself in her magic notebook, and they swap places so Dany doesn't have to deal with the mortification of talking to her crush. Meanwhile, Madison is becoming better friends with mean-girl Cara, and Dany's not sure how to be friends with both of them, if she can. The frenetic pacing and freewheeling magic occasionally make the plot hard to follow, particularly when Dany's clone takes her place at school, and readers will be much better off if they're familiar with the first book. But Gudsnuk's bubbly, playful artwork, in a warm palette dominated by pink and purple and dense with detail and expressive, goggle-eyed faces, is a pleasure to look at. Fans of magical-girl stories grounded in the realities of shifting middle-school friendships might get a kick out of this series. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kristen Gudsnuk is the creator of the comic series Henchgirl, and the illustrator of the book series VIP by Jen Calonita. In her spare time she performs with the band Sally. Kristen learned everything she knows about art and life from Sailor Moon, X-Men, and Animorphs. This is the sequel to her debut book for Graphix, Making Friends. She lives in New York City with her supportive dog and loyal boyfriend.

Subject: Preteen girls > Comic books, strips, etc.
Middle school students > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic > Comic books, strips, etc.
Preteen girls > Juvenile fiction.
Middle school students > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Magic > Juvenile fiction.
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / General.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
JUVENILE FICTION / Fantasy & Magic.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Paranormal comics.
Graphic novels.

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