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Black Sand Beach. #1, Are you afraid of the light? / by Richard Fairgray.

Fairgray, Richard, 1985- (author,, illustrator.).

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

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0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J G FAI (Text) 33500013245741 New Available -
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G FAI (Text) 33500013245758 New Checked out 10/09/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781645950004
  • ISBN: 164595000X
  • ISBN: 9781645950028
  • ISBN: 1645950026
  • Physical Description: 1 volume (unpaged) : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Pixel+Ink, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
Twelve year old Dash and his best friend Lily are spending the summer at Back Sand Beach, where Dash's family has a house. But nothing is as it seems from the beginning. The beach house is a shack, and Dash's weird relatives are there. But more alarming is the zombie ram that crashes through thefront yard. And the ghosts that call out to Dash from the lighthouse.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    Black Sand Beach, where 12-year-old Dash and his best friend Lily are spending summer vacation, is creepy—not just because of Dash's weird relatives, nor because of the dozens of ancient shipwrecks around the shore, and not even because there's no civilization for miles around. It has more to do with the defunct lighthouse that shines at night and with the ghostly voice calling Dash's name. Girding his failing courage, Dash—along with his cousins and sharp-witted Lily—manages to put the curse of the lighthouse to rest. And that, surprisingly, is when things really get creepy, thanks to a bizarre cow (yes, cow) that replaces Lily, and the journal they find that Dash wrote last summer . . . even though he wasn't there last summer. In this launch title from new publisher Pixel+Ink, Fairgray keeps the humor high to soften some genuine spookiness and crafts a cast that readers will want to follow into future volumes. His art, reminiscent of the great, ghastly funny cartoonist Gahan Wilson, strikes that crucial balance as well. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Richard Fairgray is a writer, artist, and colorist, best known for his work in comic books such as Blastosaurus and Ghost Ghost, and picture books such as Gorillas in Our Midst, My Grandpa Is a Dinosaur, and If I Had an Elephant. As a child he firmly believed he would grow up and eat all the candy he wanted and stay up as late as he liked. By drawing pictures when he wasn&;t meant to and reading all the things people told him not to, he has made this come true.

All Richard needs to be happy is a good table to draw on and a nice scanner and lamp. He now owns multiple tables, scanners, and lamps in New Zealand, USA, and Canada so he can sit down and start working wherever he wakes up.

Subject: Beaches > Juvenile fiction.
Preteens > Juvenile fiction.
Quakers > Juvenile fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)

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