- 2 of 3 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
- 1 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)
0 current holds with 3 total copies.
|Location||Call Number / Copy Notes||Barcode||Shelving Location||Status||Due Date|
|Breckenridge Public Library||J G SEL (Text)||33500013262498||New||Available||-|
|Fosston Public Library||J G SEL (Text)||33500013262506||New||Checked out||10/13/2020|
|Thief River Falls Public Library||j SEL (Text)||35500006291338||New||Available||-|
- ISBN: 9781984894717
- ISBN: 1984894714
- ISBN: 9781984894700
- ISBN: 1984894706
- ISBN: 9780593126820
- ISBN: 0593126823
- Physical Description: 285 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
- Edition: First edition.
- Publisher: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 
Drew, whose animated doodles rarely stay on the page of her sketchbook, must rein them in while on a trip to the Art Institute of Chicago.
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 May #2
Drew's doodles slip off the paper and become her good-natured, if occasionally mischievous, companions. When her art club visits the Chicago Art Institute for inspiration, though, things take a surprisingly dark turn. Drew produces a Leviathan that travels between flat surfaces like its fellow doodles and becomes a terrifying and destructive force to the Doodleville world they inhabit. This, it turns out, is a manifestation of Drew's feelings of anger and insecurity, and it's only with the help of her diverse cast of friends and her own artistic instincts that she tames the inner/outer monster into compromise. Sell (Cardboard Kingdom, 2018) has conceived a heady metaphor, one that proves somewhat unwieldy when not clearly defined. His characters sometimes also miss the mark, repetitive and often overreactive in a way that can undermine emotional authenticity. However, readers will definitely respond to the idea of large emotions that are hard to control, as well as the therapeutic joy of artâlikewise Sell's use of encroaching darkness and his luminous figures, warmly rounded but imbued with wonderfully emotive features. Grades 3-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
Chad Sell's first children's graphic novel was The Cardboard Kingdom, which he illustrated and co-wrote with a team of ten collaborators. Doodleville is his first full-length solo project, and it is set in Chicago, where he lives with his husband and two cats. Much of the story takes place in Chad's neighborhood of Lincoln Square and at one of his favorite places in the world: the Art Institute of Chicago.
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