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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G TAT (Text) 33500013233226 New In transit -
Moorhead Public Library J G TAT (Text) 33500013233218 New Checked out 06/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780316440547
  • ISBN: 031644054X
  • ISBN: 9780316440554
  • ISBN: 0316440558
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Little, Brown and Company, 2020.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Russ's friendship with Andrew disintegrates when Russ gets a girlfriend, leaving the video they are making without an ending, but a close encounter with the legendary Jersey Devil brings them back together.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12. Little, Brown and Company.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    The Telgemeierian tale of middle-grade social-emotional stress is an industry standard by now, but Tatulli puts his own spin on it by flipping genders and focusing on the tumultuous friendship of two boys. Andrew and Russ spend their weekends and after-school time working on a homemade docu-monster movie about their hunt for the legendary Jersey Devil. Until, that is, Russ starts doing homework with Tara Wallbuck. Before you know it, Russ's maturing interests come crashing into Andrew's boyish expectations, and their walks to school, their movie, and their friendship are blown to smithereens. It's a familiar story, but Tatulli gives it a genuine emotional pull as we watch Andrew navigate his father's recent passing and his mother's overbearing protectiveness, and several moments of high emotion explode in double-page spreads. There's genuine humor here, too, which Tatulli's lively, elastic-faced figures capitalize on. Rest assured, things end hopefully, thanks to a charmingly fantastical final twist. Indeed, genre aficionados will recognize much here, including a wondrous homage to Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion creatures from the Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 January #1
    The Telgemeierian tale of middle-grade social-emotional stress is an industry standard by now, but Tatulli puts his own spin on it by flipping genders and focusing on the tumultuous friendship of two boys. Andrew and Russ spend their weekends and after-school time working on a homemade docu-monster movie about their hunt for the legendary Jersey Devil. Until, that is, Russ starts doing homework with Tara Wallbuck. Before you know it, Russ's maturing interests come crashing into Andrew's boyish expectations, and their walks to school, their movie, and their friendship are blown to smithereens. It's a familiar story, but Tatulli gives it a genuine emotional pull as we watch Andrew navigate his father's recent passing and his mother's overbearing protectiveness, and several moments of high emotion explode in double-page spreads. There's genuine humor here, too, which Tatulli's lively, elastic-faced figures capitalize on. Rest assured, things end hopefully, thanks to a charmingly fantastical final twist. Indeed, genre aficionados will recognize much here, including a wondrous homage to Ray Harryhausen's stop-motion creatures from the Golden Voyage of Sinbad. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Mark Tatulli is the creator of the syndicated comic strip Lio, the graphic novel memoir Short & Skinny, and he has worked as an animator and television producer, for which he has won three Emmy awards. He has also written the Desmond Pucket series of middle grade novels. He lives in Washington Township, New Jersey.

Subject: Jersey Devil (Monster) > Juvenile fiction.
Monsters > Juvenile fiction.
Video recordings > Production and direction > Juvenile fiction.
Friendship > Juvenile fiction.
Best friends > Juvenile fiction.
Graphic novels.
Best friends.
Friendship.
Jersey Devil (Monster)
Monsters.
Video recordings > Production and direction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Fiction.
Graphic novels.
Juvenile works.

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