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Max decides to use his inheritance to buy the rights to the long forgotten character. He hires two friends to help him create new comic adventures of the Escapist. Animal Farm by George Orwell A classic in all aspects of the word. Farm animals rise up and take over the ownership of a farm.
This story is an allegory that works on so many different levels. The City of Ember by Jeanne Duprau This book stands alone as a great story but is also part of a four book series. In this first book, the residents of the City of Ember live in a completely dark world.
They are running out of resources and are forced to live on smaller and smaller rations every day. However, two recent graduates realize that something is terribly wrong with their city and try to do something about it.
A Wizard of Earthsea by Ursula LeGuin Ged is a reckless youth who does not know that he will grow up to become the greatest wizard in all of Earthsea. In his thirst for knowledge, he accidentally sets forth a terrible evil upon the world.
He learns how to control himself and his powers over the course of this and subsequent novels. This was Harry Potter before Harry Potter. Pride of Baghdad by Brian K.
Vaughan and Niko Henrichon The captive animals in the Baghdad Zoo have fantasized about escaping for some time now. The head lion is well respected and tells wide tales of his life on the outside of the zoo walls. During the Iraq war, the zoo is bombed and people look to him for guidance when they do finally escape.
The Centre of the Universe: Anita tells us the story of her years in high school in her own words. She shares with us her personal journal, poems, charts, words of advice, her witty observations, and even dictionary words as she studies for her SAT.
They move in with him and his son. Josie was used to blending in and finds it difficult to be the only white kid in school and to adjust to her new blended family. She moves from feeling like an outsider to experiencing the richness of her new life and community.
Grease Monkey by Tim Eldred This is a great graphic novel. The story centres around a gorilla mechanic aboard the starship Fist of Earth.
Humans and the gorillas work together on the starship but it is obvious that there is a little bit of distrust and fear between the two groups. What really makes this book a winner is the pacing and humour. The story draws you in right away. The characters are believable and real. This graphic novel series lets us see a new side to the characters we know and love.
The series is very well done and worth checking out.Pride Of Baghdad is inspired by the true story of a pride of lions living in Baghdad Zoo, which, during the Iraq War was partially destroyed by a bomb and thus granted the lions their opportunity for freedom.
the iraq war: the first five years in publications. compiled for the center for the study of global change by lisa gardinier indiana university bloomington Dower, John W.
'Graphic Others/Graphic Selves: Cartoons in War and Peace' chapter 9 in Japan in War and Peace: Essays on History, Culture and Race, .
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The story received a great deal of international attention, and formed the basis of Brian K. Vaughan and Niko Henrichon’s graphic novel, Pride of Baghdad. The most notable thing about Pride of Baghdad is Henrichon’s beautiful art. Written by Brian K.
Vaughan (LOST, PRIDE OF BAGHDAD, EX MACHINA) and with art by Pia Guerra, this is the saga of Yorick Brown--the only human survivor of a planet-wide plague that instantly kills every mammal possessing a Y chromosome.