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Ghostopolis / created, written, and drawn by Doug TenNapel.

TenNapel, Doug. (Author).

Available copies

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

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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Hawley Public Library J G TEN (Text) 33500013245766 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780545210287 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 0545210283 (pbk.)
  • ISBN: 9780545210270 (hardcover)
  • ISBN: 0545210275 (hardcover)
  • Physical Description: 266 p. : chiefly col ill. ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Graphix/Scholastic, 2010.

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"Garth Hale is as good as dead...The only problem is he's still alive. When Garth Hale is accidentally zapped into the ghost world by Frank Gallows, a washed-up ghost wrangler, he discovers that he has special powers. Soon he finds himself on the run from the evil ruler of Ghostopolis, who wants to use Garth's newfound abilities to tighten his grip on the spirit world. After Garth meets Cecil, his grandfather's ghost, the two search for a way to get Garth back home, nearly losing hope until Frank Gallows shows up to fix his mistake."--from cover.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2010 March #2
    Frank Gallows, a weary officer from the Supernatural Immigration Task Force, and Garth Hale, a young boy with an unspecified incurable disease, are the dual heroes in this ghost-driven graphic novel. When Frank sends a troublesome horse skeleton back over to the afterlife, he accidentally zaps the boy along as well. The sinister ruler of Ghostopolis feels threatened by the boy (who, naturally, has all sorts of off-the-charts latent powers) and sends his buggy minions after him. Frank enlists the help of an ex-flame (who's also a ghost) to cross over to the other side and rescue the boy. Sure, there's a lot of characters with not a lot of characterization and a few too many good-for-you messages poking out from all the madcap antics, juvenile jokes, and overblown dramatics, but all in all, the story is a good blend of creepy, grotesque, and wacky. He's got a few lumps to work out as a storyteller, but TenNapel—best known as the creator of the cross-platform character, Earthworm Jim—is a terrific cartoonist and in fine form here.

Author Notes

Doug TenNapel was raised in the town of Denair, California. In 1994, he created the popular Earthworm Jim. Doug's graphic novel GHOSTOPOLIS was a 2011 ALA Top Ten Great Graphic Novel for Teens, and his follow-up, BAD ISLAND, was a 2012 ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens as well as one of School Library Journal's Top 10 Graphic Novels of 2011. Doug lives in Franklin, Tennessee.

Subject: Future life > Comic books, strips, etc.
Supernatural > Comic books, strips, etc.
Ghosts > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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