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Stepping stones. #1 / by Lucy Knisley ; colored by Whitney Cogar.

Knisley, Lucy, (author,, artist.). Cogar, Whitney, (colorist.).
Series: Peapod Farm ; 1

Available copies

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

Current holds

0 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Crookston Public Library J G KNI (Text) 33500013245725 New Checked out 10/09/2020
Lake Park LINK Site J G KNI (Text) 33500013245733 New Checked out 10/06/2020

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781984896841
  • ISBN: 1984896849
  • ISBN: 9780593125243
  • ISBN: 059312524X
  • ISBN: 9781984896858
  • ISBN: 1984896857
  • Physical Description: 203 pages : illustrations (chiefly color) ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York : RH Graphic, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Jen moves out to the country and has to put up with her mom and her mom's new boyfriend, as well as his kids. Suddenly part of a larger family in a new place, Jen isn't sure there is a place for her in this different world."-- Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12 RH Graphic.
Grades 4-6 RH Graphic.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    It's bad enough that Jen is forced to move to a farm in the country with her mom's new boyfriend, Walter, but when he brings his daughter Andy into the mix, Jen's feelings of isolation deepen. Walter is bossy and condescending, and Andy is "Miss Perfect." As the makeshift family establishes their farm and a booth at the weekend market, Jen's struggles with math and clashes with Andy stoke familial tensions. Knisley's first foray into children's comics—a fictionalized version of her own experience—beautifully captures the loneliness of childhood. Dropped into a new life with relative strangers, Jen's only refuge is her notebook, the doodles of which serve as full-page chapter breaks and occasionally intrude on panels. Knisley's storytelling style is a natural fit for middle-grade readers, with her clean, inviting art tracking Jen's emotional journey through subtle shifts in expression and posture. While Walter's antagonism will make readers red in the face, Jen's growth and relationships ultimately provide a heartwarming arc to this quietly charming tale. Grades 4-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Lucy Knisley is the critically acclaimed, award-winning, New York Times bestselling comics creator of Relish and Kid Gloves. She lives in Chicago with her husband and son. She specializes in personal, confessional graphic novels and travelogues. Stepping Stones is Lucy's first graphic novel for kids. Find her online at @lucyknisley.

Subject: Farms > Comic books, strips, etc.
Divorce > Comic books, strips, etc.
Stepfamilies > Comic books, strips, etc.
Moving, Household > Comic books, strips, etc.
Graphic novels.
Families > Fiction.
Country life > Fiction.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Coming-of-age comics.
Domestic comics.
Graphic novels.

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