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Hotel dare / created & written by Terry Blas ; illustrated by Claudia Aguirre ; letters by Mike Fiorentino.

Blas, Terry, (author.). Aguirre, Claudia. (illustrator.). Fiorentino, Mike. (letterer.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 1 copy available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

0 current holds with 1 total copy.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Ada Public Library J G BLA (Text) 33500013150685 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 1684152054
  • ISBN: 9781684152056
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : color illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Los Angeles, CA : KaBOOM! a division of Boom Entertainment, Inc., [2019]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Olive and her adopted siblings, Darwin and Charlotte, are spending the summer with their estranged grandma at her creepy hotel and it's all work and no play. They're stuck inside doing boring chores but they soon stumble upon an incredible secret... The simple turn of a knob transports them to a distant magical world filled with space pirates. Behind the next door are bearded wizards. Down the hall is a doorway to a cotton-candied kingdom. But once the doors are opened, worlds start colliding, and only one family can save them before they tear themselves apart."--Back cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2019 May #2
    Charlotte, Darwin, and their recently adopted sister, Olive, are spending the summer with their grandmother, Mamá Lupe, and helping her fix up her tumbledown hotel in Mexico. While sneaking around her office, they find a strange artifact that opens glowing magenta doorways to other worlds. Gradually, the three siblings realize that Mamá Lupe knows far more about the portals and the artifacts than they originally thought, and their family history, including some unspoken tensions between their father and grandmother, is inextricably tied to the hotel and its interdimensional doorways. Blas and Aguirre build a lush, dynamic fantasy world that playfully spoofs classic adventure tropes and provides plenty of opportunities for tense action. Olive, Charlotte, and Darwin are refreshingly varied in body shape and skin tone, and they have compelling backstories, though these occasionally get swallowed by the fast-paced revealing of secrets and high-stakes action. Aguirre's cinematic page layouts and artwork, featuring exaggerated figure designs, a lush palette of saturated jewel tones, and plenty of luminescent lens flare, perfectly match the fantasy-adventure atmosphere. Grades 5-8. Copyright 2019 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Grandmothers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers and sisters > Comic books, strips, etc.
Adventure and adventurers > Comic books, strips, etc.
Hotels > Comic books, strips, etc.
Brothers and sisters > Fiction.
Adventure and adventurers > Fiction.
Hotels > Fiction.
Brothers and sisters.
Adventure and adventurers.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Action and adventure comics.
Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Horror comics.
Science fiction comics.
Action and adventure comics.
Horror comics.
Science fiction comics.
Fantasy comics.
Graphic novels.

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