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Yorick and Bones / Jeremy Tankard and Hermione Tankard.

Tankard, Jeremy, (author,, illustrator.). Tankard, Hermione, (author.).

Available copies

  • 1 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 1 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
Detroit Lakes Public Library J G TAN (Text) 33500013249412 New Checked out 11/06/2020
Hawley Public Library J G TAN (Text) 33500013249404 New Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780062854315
  • ISBN: 9780062854308
  • ISBN: 0062854313
  • ISBN: 0062854305
  • Physical Description: 130 pages : color illustrations ; 21 cm
  • Edition: First edition.
  • Publisher: New York, NY : Harper Alley, an imprint of HarperCollinsPublishers, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
"The lost graphic novel by William Shakespeare"--Cover.
Summary, etc.:
"Yorick is a skeleton who was just dug up after a few hundred years of sleep. He speaks like it too. 'Forsooth, my joy, I barely can contain!' Bones is the hungry dog who did the digging. Though he cannot speak, he can chomp. What will become of these two unlikely companions? Will Yorick ever find the friend he seeks? Will Bones ever find a tasty treat that does not talk back? The course of true friendship never did run smooth."--Provided by publisher.
Target Audience Note:
Ages 8-12.

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 April #2
    Recalling Hamlet, a buried skeleton is by happenstance reanimated, setting off three acts of lonely Yorick's search for companionship. After Yorick is exhumed by a small, white dog, he—blissfully unaware of his decomposed nature—enlists the adorable hound's help in finding a friend, but every potential playmate seduced by the dog flees in terror at Yorick's cluelessly cheerful entrance. It isn't until despair takes him that Yorick realizes that, in the dog—dubbed Bones—he has found all the companionship he needs. Divided into three acts, this "lost graphic novel by William Shakespeare"—delivered almost exclusively through Yorick's word-bubbled, iambic pentameter monologues—mines the endless mirth found in the juxtaposition of Yorick's overwrought, Shakespearean presentation and Bones' "unrivaled joy in simple tasks." Playful cartoon characterizations, stark backgrounds, simple paneling, and a focus on dialogue suit this to early readers, and while the tongue-in-cheek Shakespearean language may puzzle some youngsters, its meaning is clear in context, and the inherent humor makes for a joyous, cross-generational read-aloud. A true comedy. Grades 2-6. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Subject: Skeleton > Comic books, strips, etc.
Dogs > Comic books, strips, etc.
Friendship > Comic books, strips, etc.
Genre: Graphic novels.
Comics (Graphic works)
Humorous comics.

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