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Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Breckenridge Public Library J G SEL (Text) 33500013262498 New Checked out 10/28/2020
Fosston Public Library J G SEL (Text) 33500013262506 New Available -
Thief River Falls Public Library j SEL (Text) 35500006291338 Main Available -

Record details

  • 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, [2020]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Chiefly illustrations.
Summary, etc.:
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 art—likewise 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.

Author Notes

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.

Subject: Art Institute of Chicago > Comic books, strips, ect > Juvenile fiction.
Drawing > Comic books, strips, ect > Juvenile fiction.
Imagination > Comic books, strips, ect > Juvenile fiction.
Graphic novels.
Drawing > Fiction.
Imagination > Fiction.
Comic books, strips, etc. > Fiction.
Art Institute of Chicago > Fiction.
Graphic novels.
Genre: Graphic novels.

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