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  • 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J G LEY (Text) 33500013206933 New Available -
Moorhead Public Library J G LEY (Text) 33500013206925 New Checked out 05/02/2020
Thief River Falls Public Library j LEY (Text) 35500006273666 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781250171115
  • ISBN: 1250171113
  • ISBN: 9781250171122
  • ISBN: 1250171121
  • Physical Description: 223 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : First Second, of an imprint of Roaring Brook Press, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Snap's town had a witch. At least, that's how the rumor goes. But in reality, Jacks is just a crocks-wearing, internet-savvy old lady who sells roadkill skeletons online--after doing a little ritual to put their spirits to rest. It's creepy, sure, but Snap thinks it's kind of cool, too. They make a deal: Jacks will teach Snap how to take care of the baby opossums that Snap rescued, and Snap will help Jacks with her work. But as Snap starts to get to know Jacks, she realizes that Jacks may in fact have real magic--and a connection with Snap's family's past."--Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    *Starred Review* There's something creepy about Jacks, the odd, gangly, one-eyed old white woman living in Snapdragon's town, but Snap's not afraid, especially after Jacks shows her how to take care of a litter of orphaned possums and what she's up to early in the morning with a wheelbarrow full of roadkill (it involves a very lucrative internet business for skeleton enthusiasts). Beyond their shared obsession with animals, though, Snap and Jacks have a much deeper connection based on family secrets, ghosts, and a touch of magic. The slow reveal of those connections makes up the dense but heartening plot of Leyh's graphic novel, which is bolstered by some affirming, character-revealing side-plots, such as Snap's growing friendship with transgender, dark-skinned Lulu; her fantastic relationship with her tough yet deeply compassionate Black mother; and her impatience to become more powerful herself. Leyh's dynamic artwork, full of active motion, shifting perspectives, and varying panel shapes and sizes, matches the complexity of the plot, and her figure designs, which show a wide variety of gender presentations, body shapes, skin tones, and hair types, nicely complement her characters' personalities. Beyond the magic, creepy undertones, and captivating artwork, themes of acceptance, particularly regarding gender and sexuality, permeate the story and are handled in a refreshing, matter-of-fact manner. This endearingly offbeat story emphasizes found community, the importance of love and friendship, and a fierce commitment to individuality—all powerful themes for middle-grade readers. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    *Starred Review* There's something creepy about Jacks, the odd, gangly, one-eyed old white woman living in Snapdragon's town, but Snap's not afraid, especially after Jacks shows her how to take care of a litter of orphaned possums and what she's up to early in the morning with a wheelbarrow full of roadkill (it involves a very lucrative internet business for skeleton enthusiasts). Beyond their shared obsession with animals, though, Snap and Jacks have a much deeper connection based on family secrets, ghosts, and a touch of magic. The slow reveal of those connections makes up the dense but heartening plot of Leyh's graphic novel, which is bolstered by some affirming, character-revealing side-plots, such as Snap's growing friendship with transgender, dark-skinned Lulu; her fantastic relationship with her tough yet deeply compassionate Black mother; and her impatience to become more powerful herself. Leyh's dynamic artwork, full of active motion, shifting perspectives, and varying panel shapes and sizes, matches the complexity of the plot, and her figure designs, which show a wide variety of gender presentations, body shapes, skin tones, and hair types, nicely complement her characters' personalities. Beyond the magic, creepy undertones, and captivating artwork, themes of acceptance, particularly regarding gender and sexuality, permeate the story and are handled in a refreshing, matter-of-fact manner. This endearingly offbeat story emphasizes found community, the importance of love and friendship, and a fierce commitment to individuality—all powerful themes for middle-grade readers. Grades 4-7. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Kat Leyh is a Chicago based writer and artist. She’s best known as the current co-writer and cover artist for the series Lumberjanes, and for her queer superhero webcomic Supercakes. She’s also worked as a cover artist, and back-up writer/artist for several BOOM! Studios series.

Subject: Girls > Comic books, strips, etc.
Witches > Comic books, strips, etc.
Magic > Comic books, strips, etc.
Interpersonal relations > Comic books, strips, etc.
Single-parent families > Comic books, strips, etc.
Mobile home living > Social conditions > Comic books, strips, etc.
Marginality, Social > Comic books, strips, etc.
Girls > Fiction.
Witches > Fiction.
Magic > Fiction.
Single-parent families > Fiction.
Mobile home living > Social conditions > Fiction.
Marginality, Social > Fiction.
Cartoons and comics.
JUVENILE FICTION / Comics & Graphic Novels / Fantasy.
JUVENILE FICTION / Girls & Women.
JUVENILE FICTION / Social Themes / Friendship.
Girls.
Magic.
Marginality, Social.
Single-parent families.
Witches.
Genre: Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Magic realist fiction.
Paranormal comics.
Children's stories > Comic books, strips, etc.
Paranormal comics.
Graphic novels.

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