Topic : "Graphic novels"

Stories told in pictures or art and text combined.

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Image currently unavailable 825 : 10 little insects by Cali, Davide & Pianina, V (ill)
10 intelligent insects, each with something to hide, are invited to a secluded island for the weekend. One by one, unusual things start to happen and they begin tracking a murderer.
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Image currently unavailable 6682 : Adventures of Scarygirl, The by Jurevicius, Nathan
Abandoned on a remote peninsula, Scarygirl is rescued by Blister, a large friendly octopus. Blister and Scarygirl become best friends. But no one knows where Scarygirl came from, or who she really is, and her dreams are full of strange and disturbing visions.
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Image currently unavailable 22778 : American born Chinese by Yang, Gene Luen
When Jin Wang starts at a new school, he's the only Chinese-American student. He just wants to be an all-American boy. Danny is popular and great at basketball but his obnoxious Chinese cousin's annual visits are a disaster, ruining his reputation at school. The Monkey King is the most powerful monkey on earth and his story is one of the greatest Chinese fables.These three apparently unrelated characters come together with an unexpected twist. Graphic novel. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 3345 : Anders and the comet by Mackay, Gregory
Meet Anders, Eden and their new friend, Bernie. It's the school holidays and there are comics to be made, games to be played, ice-cream to be eaten, and rhinos to impress at Wekiwa water park. When Anders and his friends meet the Green Grabber, things take on a whole new twist, leading Anders to a wonderful pet and wild adventures in the sky.
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Image currently unavailable 31010 : Anders and the volcano by Mackay, Gregory
Now that school is finished, Anders and his friends, Bernie and Eden, are looking forward to their holidays at Camp Canvas at Mount Tremble. They make new friends and discover new things about themselves. That's lucky, as they'll need everything they've got when Mount Tremble, an extinct volcano, starts to rumble.
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Image currently unavailable 46892 : Anzac tale, An by Starke, Ruth & Holfeld, Greg (ill)
What the friends first thought would be an adventure soon turns to disaster. The day after landing at Anzac Cove on 25 April 1915, more than 2000 Anzacs are dead. As the campaign drags on, life for Wally and Roy becomes a battle of endurance against a plucky enemy, a hostile landscape, flies, fleas, cold and disease.
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Image currently unavailable 8120 : Arrival, The by Tan, Shaun
The Arrival gives us great insight into the process of leaving your homeland and trying to find a new place in the world. The journey can be frightening, inspiring and emotional for all displaced persons. Many stories are told through Tan's illustrations.
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No book cover. 7030 : As you like it by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Kutsuwada, Chie (ill)
An unconventional love story transposed to modern-day China where rural and urban worlds collide, following the trials and tribulations of the characters from court to country in their quest for love. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 17171 : Beowulf: graphic novel by Hinds, Gareth (adapt)
Gareth Hinds' Beowulf is a beautiful graphic novel, with some violent scenarios, remaining true to the classic Norse saga about Beowulf. He tackles a dragon with tragic consequences leaving questions about the real cost of his sacrifice.
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No book cover. 6226 : Big Nate out loud: graphic novel by Peirce, Lincoln
Eleven year old Nate Wright is living out loud and he wouldn't have it any other way. Even though his friends won't let him be the lead singer in their band, Nate continues to rock. He's a superstar of the comics pages and of the best-selling series of Big Nate books and he's a big hit with kids everywhere. This collection features daily and Sunday strips that originally appeared in newspapers.
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No book cover. 1982 : Bloodhound boys: great blood bank robbery by Cranna, Andrew
The undead world has many dangerous creatures, many of which Rocky the werewolf and Vince the vampire meet in their search to find who has robbed the city's blood bank.
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Image currently unavailable 1384 : Bloodhound boys: monster truck tremor dilemma by Cranna, Andrew
Rocky and Vince are competing in a monster truck race. Full of twists and turns, the lethal race will send the boys way off track.
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Image currently unavailable 121898 : Bow-wow bugs a bug by Newgarden, Mark & Cash, Megan Montague
Bow-wow may look like an average terrier, one that will face down every foe. However, there is one foe that Bow-Wow finds not only annoying but unusual. Bow-wow experiences the full gamut of emotions in this surreal, visual adventure.
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Image currently unavailable 31860 : Brobot by Foley, James
Sally Tinker makes machines and her baby brother, Joe, breaks them. Sally is the world's foremost inventor under the age of twelve and she just knows she can build a better brother than the messy, smelly version she has. Sally's invention, Brobot, is fantastic. That is, until the remote gets broken and Brobot is out of control.
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No book cover. 51852 : Coliseum con, The: graphic novel by Stilton, Geronimo
The Pirate Cats are up to no good, again. This time, Bonzo and company travel to Rome, in the year 80 AD, for the opening of the Colosseum, Rome's largest amphitheatre. The evil felines want the world to think that they designed the Coliseum, and to infiltrate the Senate by posing as nobility. Geronimo and friends must hop into their speedy time machine and expose the cats' wily plot.
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Image currently unavailable 34323 : Coraline: graphic novel by Gaiman, Neil & Russell, P Craig (ill & adapt)
Coraline is an explorer, discovering everything she can about the area around her family's new home. A door In their flat seems to go nowhere but Coraline enters an alternate world that, at first, is full of interesting things. However, the dangerous creature there, called the other mother, intends to keep her forever. When Coraline's parents are kidnapped into the other world, she sets off on a mission to rescue them.
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No book cover. 2889 : Dinosaurs in action: graphic novel by Stilton, Geronimo
With the help of Professor Volt, Geronimo has been able to foil the Pirate Cats' plans time and time again. The Pirate Cats decide to get rid of the professor, kidnapping him and leaving him in the Cretaceous Period, a time when the earth was occupied by dinosaurs. Geronimo and his friends must travel back in time one hundred and forty million years to save Professor Volt from literally becoming a part of history.
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No book cover. 5801 : Discovery of America, The: graphic novel by Stilton, Geronimo
Geronimo Stilton travels through time to defend history from his arch nemeses, the Pirate Cats. These devious felines plan to travel back in time to change history and make them supreme rulers of Mouse Island. To stop the Pirate cats and save all of the mice on Mouse Island, Geronimo joins Christopher Columbus on his voyage from Italy to America in 1492.
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Image currently unavailable 9138 : Drama by Telgemeier, Rania
Callie loves theatre. But, she can't really sing. Instead, she's the set designer for the drama department's stage crew and, this year, she's determined to create a set worthy of Broadway, on a school budget. But, Callie will need to learn about carpentry, try and sell tickets and help the crew work well together. But, once the actors are chosen, the offstage dramas don't help, and the two cute brothers who enter the picture just make things crazier. Graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 5978 : Dreamwalker by Carmody, Isobelle & Woolman, Steven (ill)
Ken's ambition was to be a comic-book artist using lifelike drawings and real stories. When he wakes from a dream, one of his characters claims to have imagined him. Ken must find who is the dreamer and who was the dream.
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No book cover. 28736 : Eagle strike: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Johnston, Antony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
Relaxing in France, reluctant MI6 agent Alex Rider is finally able to feel like any ordinary fourteen year old. But, a sudden, ruthless attack on his hosts plunges him back into violence and mystery. Alex is determined to track down his friends' attackers, even if he must do it alone. But, it leads to a long-buried secret and a discovery more terrible than anything he could have imagined. Alex has ninety minutes to save the world.
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Image currently unavailable 7725 : Eat the sky, drink the ocean by Murray, Kirsty (ed) & Dhar, Payal (ed) & Anita Roy (ed)
A collection of science fiction and fantasy writing, including six graphic stories, showcasing twenty exciting writers and artists from India and Australia. Dive into these stories and see how girls cope with the dangers of worlds gone mad. Every story is a journey and each story has its own magic. Includes some violence. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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No book cover. 8870 : Evil star: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Lee, Tony & O'Connor, Lee (ill)
It began with Raven's Gate. But, it's not over, the enemy is stirring again. After defeating the Old Ones at Raven's Gate, Matt Freeman thought he could get on with his life. But, far away in Peru, a second gate is about to open. Only Matt has the power to stop the forces of darkness breaking through but, now, they know all about him. This time, they're going to destroy him first. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 34160 : Excalibur, the legend of King Arthur (graphic novel) by Lee, Tony & Hart, Sam (ill)
Arthur Pendragon frees the enchanted sword, Cliburn, from its rocky sheath and fights to save his kingdom from King Ulric. When Arthur marries Guinevere, Merlin the magician, agrees to help Arthur forget his true love, Vivianne, the Lady of the Lake. The legend of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table unfolds dramatically in this action-packed, graphic novel. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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Image currently unavailable 4299 : Flotsam by Wiesner, David
A boy finds a box brownie at the beach. Inside are the photos of all the people who have found this camera in the past and the marine scenes they shot before leaving the camera behind. He can choose to do the same or keep the camera.
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No book cover. 11940 : Following the trail of Marco Polo: graphic novel by Stilton, Geronimo
Geronimo Stilton must time travel to Khanbalik, or The City of Khan (modern day Beijing), in thirteenth century China, where he encounters Kublai Khan and Marco Polo. This time, Geronimo and friends must stop the Pirate Cats from corrupting Marco Polo's famous book, The Travels of Marco Polo, and changing history forever.
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Image currently unavailable 1790 : Gallipoli: The landing by Dolan, Hugh & Gardiner, Mal
In graphic novel format, the truth about the assault on Gallipoli in 1915 is revealed. Rather than being a botched attack, planned by indifferent British generals, the Gallipoli campaign was carefully thought out and included an amphibious attack on the beach by ANZAC officers.
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Image currently unavailable 2851 : Geis: A matter of life & death by Deacon, Alexis
The great chief matriarch is dying and has no heir. Drawing her last breath, she gives a final decree that, upon her death, there will be a contest to decide the one truly worthy to rule in her place. The rich, the strong, the wise and the powerful put forward their names in the hope of being chosen. When the night comes, only fifty souls are summoned. Fifty souls bound to the same fate. But, this is no ordinary trial. And, so begins the first task. Graphic novel.
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No book cover. 1856 : Gentleman Jim by Briggs, Raymond
Jim Bloggs, a lavatory assistant, is dissatisfied with his life and wishes to rise above his station, if only he had more education. Encouraged by his wife, Hilda, he explores options such as being a cowboy. He finally settles on being a highwayman but not everyone sees his trusty steed, and his quest to rob the rich and give to the poor, in a positive light.
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No book cover. 5649 : Geronimo Stilton saves the Olympics by Stilton,Geronimo
In Greece, the first Olympic Games are about to take place and the Pirate Cats have travelled back in time to enter the competition. The fiendish felines plan to win as many events as they can but they aren't exactly in playing shape. To gain an edge, the cats bring all sorts of modern-age sports gear to improve their odds of winning. It's up to Geronimo and the gang to foil their scheme and save history.
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No book cover. 77417 : Glister and the faerie host by Watson, Andi
Glister is sad - her mother is missing and Christmas just wouldn't be the same without her. Once Glister has ventured into Faerieland in search of her beloved lost mum, very strange things start to happen and her biggest challenge will be finding her way home again. Graphic novel format.
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Image currently unavailable 78051 : Glister: the family tree by Watson, Andi
Glister and her father live at Chilblain Hall, home to an orchard with a remarkable collection of trees. It includes the very special Butterworth Tree. It is said that when the Butterworth Tree blooms, a bumper crop of Butterworth relatives, from the past, present and future, will fall. Glister longs to have a big family. Graphic novel format.
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Image currently unavailable 28292 : Glister: the haunted teapot by Watson, Andi
Strange things happen around Glister Butterworth. One day, a teapot is delivered to her home and when Glister makes a cup of tea to share with her dad, they find they have uninvited company. An unhappy writer, Phillip Bulwark-Stratton, is haunting the teapot and demanding Glister's help to write on his behalf. Graphic novel format.
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Image currently unavailable 32610 : Glister: the house hunt by Watson, Andi
Glister lives in her family home, Chilblain Hall, where the wind squeals through the gaps in the window frames and anything can happen. When the chairman of the village-in-bloom competition insults Chilblain Hall, the house gets in a huff and disappears. Graphic novel format.
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Image currently unavailable 28041 : Goal-getter by Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
Eddie loves playing football but his coach is always criticising him and the rest of the team don't give him any support. What's worse, his older brother, Matthew, is the best player in the school. But, when Matthew falls ill, the team need a striker to step in at the last moment. At last, this is Eddie's chance to prove himself.
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No book cover. 9753 : Great Ice Age, The: graphic novel by Stilton, Geronimo
When Geronimo's nemeses, the Pirate Cats, try to travel through time to the year 1889, they accidentally end up in 37993 BC. When the cats hear the legend of a Giant Woolly Mammoth and come up with a plan to capture it and bring it back to the present, making them famous for all time. Geronimo must travel to the Ice Age to stop the cats from changing history forever.
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Image currently unavailable 13712 : Hamlet by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Vieceli, Emma (ill)
It is 2017. Climate change has devastated the Earth which is now a cyberworld in constant dread of war. Denmark has grown prosperous but the King has recently died. Young Prince Hamlet's grief over his father's death turns to something far darker when the ghost of his father appears to him. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 2849 : Hilda and the bird parade by Pearson, Luke
Finding herself lost on the streets of Trolberg, Hilda befriends a talking raven. Together, they encounter all manner of bizarre creatures, from outcast Trolls to ferocious Salt Lions and deadly Rat Kings. Maybe, the city isn't so boring after all. As the pair try to find their way home, it becomes clear that the amnesiac raven has an important mission to attend to, if only he could remember what it was. A graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 8444 : Hilda and the black hound by Pearson, Luke
Hilda meets the Nisse, a mischievous but charismatic bunch of misfits who occupy a world beside but, also, somehow within our own, and where the rules of physics don't quite match up. Meanwhile, on the streets of Trolberg, a dark spectre looms. A graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 2863 : Hilda and the midnight giant by Pearson, Luke
Hilda finds her world turned upside down as she faces the prospect of leaving her snow-capped birthplace for the hum of the megalopolis, where her mother, an architect, has been offered a prestigious job. During Hilda's daily one-and-a-half hour trek to school, she looks for ways to stall her mother's decision. She conspires with the beings of the mystical Blue Forest to delay the inevitable. But, we don't know whether they will they help or hinder her. And, more importantly, we need to know who is the mysterious giant that turns up at night. A graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 5176 : Hilda and the troll by Pearson, Luke
While on an expedition to illustrate the magical creatures of the mountains around her home, Hilda spots a mountain troll. As she sketches, Hilda nods off but, when she wakes, the troll has totally disappeared. Even worse, Hilda is lost in a snowstorm. On her way home, Hilda befriends a lonely wooden man and narrowly avoids getting squashed by a lost giant. A graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 6299 : Hildafolk by Pearson, Luke
Hilda is sitting in her tent, listening to the thunder passing overhead, when she hears a bell. As she hurtles towards the vanishing tinkling sound, Hilda unwittingly embarks on an adventure into strange worlds, ruled by magical forces. A graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 8309 : Hobbit: an illustrated edition, The by Tolkien & Wenzel, D (ill) & Dixon, C & Deming, S (adapt)
Prelude to The Lord of the Rings series in which Bilbo Baggins, at the request of the great wizard, Gandalf, sets off on an adventure fraught with danger. Nasty things adventures, they often make you miss dinner. Bilbo reclaims the dwarves' treasure and discovers the all-powerful ring that binds them all.
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Image currently unavailable 40871 : Invention of Hugo Cabret, The by Selznick, Brian
Hugo is an orphan, clock keeper and thief, living in a Parisian railway station at the turn of the nineteenth century. The story, in words and pictures, includes the invention of the earliest moving pictures and automatons. A hidden message from a dead father is the key to this spellbinding mystery.
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Image currently unavailable 4002 : Jane, the fox and me by Britt, Fanny & Arsenault, Isabelle (ill) & Morelli, Christelle (trans) & Ouriou, Susan (trans)
Helene has been inextricably ostracised by the girls who were once her friends. Her school life is full of whispers and lies. Her loving mother is too tired to help. Helene has one consolation, Charlotte Bronte's Jayne Eyre, where she can identify with Jane's tribulations and ignore her tormentors. On school camp, an encounter with a fox brings hope for Helene, and then comes Geraldine.
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No book cover. 21036 : Julius Caesar by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Mustashrik (ill)
A soothsayer warns Julius Caesar but Caesar, grown arrogant on military victory, assumes the people will acclaim his dictatorship. Staunch republicans, Brutus and Cassius, conspire to assassinate him. Civil war follows, as Antony and Ocatavius seek revenge. Graphic (manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 833 : Kampung boy by Lat
Illustrated story of a Muslim boy's adventures and mischief-making, fishing trips, religious education and work on his family's rubber plantation in Malaysia. However, the traditional way of life in his village (kampung) is steadily disappearing.
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Image currently unavailable 4958 : KidGlovz by Hunt, Julie & Newman, Dale (ill)
KidGlovz is a musical genius. His gift is so precious that he's kept under lock and key. But, when a young thief helps him escape, Kid must embark on a perilous journey through which he will discover the terrifying nature of his talent.
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Image currently unavailable 13711 : King Lear by Shakespeare, William & Hinds, Gareth (adapt & ill)
An exciting graphic novel version of William Shakespeare's great tragedy that faithfully follows the original play. The use of Shakespeare's original language, some violence and adult concepts require mature readers.
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Image currently unavailable 42446 : Listener, The by Laird, Elizabeth & Hazelwood, Pauline (ill)
When Gavin arrives at his grandmother's house, she is nowhere to be found. Thoughts of the football match he is missing and seeing his mates seem insignificant as he realises that he has to find her and soon. Heavy snow is falling and it is getting dark. A trail of footsteps in the snow provides a vital clue and help comes in an unexpected way.
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Image currently unavailable 48081 : Little prince, The by Sfar, Joann & Ardizonne, Sarah (trans)
A stunning, graphic adaptation from Antoine de Saint-Exupery's classic children's book, Le Petit Prince, which tells the whimsical story of an airman's discovery of a very appealing, small boy from another planet. A thought-provoking allegory of the human condition.
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No book cover. 2726 : Macbeth by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Deas, Robert (ill)
Set in a future post-nuclear world reclaimed by Samurai warriors, three witches plant the seed of criminal ambition in the warlord, Macbeth. Spurred on by Lady Macbeth, he embarks on a killing spree of former friends and rivals until, in a final confrontation, he realises too late that the witches have deceived him. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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No book cover. 14518 : Malice: you can't escape by Wooding, Chris & Chernett, Dan (ill)
When Luke goes missing, his friends are dragged into the terrifying world of Malice, the underground comic. The evil Tall Jake takes children into a fantasy world where they can really die. It takes heroes like Seth and the loyalty of Kady to survive the violent, brutal comic-book pages. Be prepared to be very scared.
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Image currently unavailable 4019 : Marvels, The by Selznick, Brian
After surviving a shipwreck in 1766, Billy Marvel finds work in a London theatre. His family flourishes for generations as brilliant actors until 1900, when young Leontes Marvel is banished from the stage. Nearly a century later, Joseph Jarvis runs away from school and seeks refuge with an eccentric uncle in London. A gripping adventure and an intriguing invitation to decipher how the two narratives interconnect.
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Image currently unavailable 20436 : Matthew's goals by Hardcastle, Michael & Moulder, Bob (ill)
Matthew doesn't care about anything as much as football. What's more, he's the best player in the whole school. But his mother has banned him from playing and she doesn't seem to care if he misses the most important match of the season. The whole team are depending on him.
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No book cover. 56115 : Merchant of Venice, The by Shakespeare, William & Hinds, Gareth (adapt)
A tale of young Bassanio, who, in order to win the love of fair Portia, entangles his dearest friend, Antonio, in a dangerous bargain with the moneylender, Shylock. Only Bassanio's heartfelt efforts and a clever intervention by Portia will save Antonio from paying Shylock 'a pound of flesh'. Graphic novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 2164 : Messenger: the legend of Joan of Arc by Lee, Tony & Hart, Sam (ill)
You may have heard of Joan of Arc. She had a short but inspirational life, fighting for freedom during the One Hundred Years War between France and England. She was a farm girl who became the leader of an army of men. Joan had an unflinching faith in God and in herself, and was prepared to risk everything for freedom and independence. She became the patron saint of France.
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Image currently unavailable 956 : Midsummer night's dream, A by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Brown, Kate (ill)
In an enchanted moonlit forest in modern Athens, meddlesome fairies play havoc with the lives and loves of four young Athenian lovers and a troupe of amateur actors. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 44895 : Mirrormask by Gaiman, Neil & McKean, Dave (ill)
Raised in a family of circus performers, Helena has always dreamed of leading a more ordinary life. When she is drawn into a strange and magical realm, her real life is stolen by a runaway from the other side. Helena must rescue the realm from chaos in order to win back her not-so-ordinary life. Told in graphic novel style.
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Image currently unavailable 30857 : Missile mouse: the star crusher by Parker, Jake
Well-illustrated, sophisticated comic or simplistic graphic novel, in which Missile Mouse, risk taker and rule-breaking, secret agent for the Galctic Security Agency, takes on his sworn enemies at RIP. They use diabolical gadgets, violent weapons and every sneaky trick possible to save or destroy the universe.
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No book cover. 111113 : Monster planet by Odgers, Sally & Thomas, Georgina (ill)
Series about kids involved in Inter-Galactic adventures with the Arkies, Spartans, Halycrusians and Space sport. Some books are in graphic novel form.
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Image currently unavailable 15430 : Mostly true story of Matthew and Trim by Golds, Cassandra & Axelsen, Stephen (ill)
Mostly true account of the tragic but inspiring life of Matthew Flinders and his cat, Trim. They relate their adventures, as they map and explore Australia, and their eventful return to England. Graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 1836 : Mouse bird snake wolf by Almond, David & McKean, Dave (ill)
In a safe and calm world, three children conjure, from twigs and leaves and stones, a mousy thing, a chirpy thing, and a twisty legless thing. But as the children's ideas grow bolder, the power of their visions proves greater and more dangerous than they, or the gods, could ever have imagined.
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Image currently unavailable 50388 : Moving the goalposts by Childs, Rob & Rees, Gary (ill)
For Sam, playing football is easy. He's the star goalkeeper and a key member of the team. But, writing and schoolwork are another matter. When Sam is chosen to read his match report in front of the whole school, the prospect fills him with dread. Sam is dyslexic and not all his teachers or peers are understanding.
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Image currently unavailable 1799 : Nelly gang, The by Axelsen, Stephen
Fun, dastardly plans, at least one villain and a pet goat entertain amid the danger. Can Nelly rescue her father from the clutches of Captain Sunbeam. Will the children escape each of several close shaves with their lives. And who will get the gold.
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No book cover. 5144 : Night rise: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Lee, Tony & Dobbyn, Nigel
Fourteen year old twins, Scott and Jamie, possess extraordinary powers. When Scott is kidnapped and Jamie is framed for murder, they must use the powers to survive. But, when Jamie is catapulted into the past, to face the horror of the Old Ones, he learns that he is one of the five Gatekeepers, standing in the way of eternal chaos. The brothers must fight the evil and win. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 or above.
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No book cover. 1693 : Ordeal by innocence by Christie, Agatha & Riviera, Francois (adapt)
Wealthy Rachel Armstrong was struck on the back of the head by a heavy, iron poker and died instantly. Everything points to her estranged, adopted son, Jacko. His alibi that he was picked up by a stranger cannot be confirmed. Jacko is sentenced and dies in prison. But, one day, the stranger returns and the case is reopened because Jacko couldn't have done it. Beautifully illustrated by Chandre.
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No book cover. 7237 : Othello by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
An argument in a street in Venice fuels grudges and passionate jealousies. Military heroism and love; the nature of appearance and reality; the dangers of isolation, jealousy and betrayal are explored. Masks may hide some characters' true motives but the real emotions of Othello and Iago are dramatically revealed. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 39693 : Peter in peril by Bate, Helen
Peter is just an ordinary boy, who loves playing football with his friends and eating cake. But, when war comes to his city, Budapest, Peter and his family have to go into hiding.
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Image currently unavailable 112411 : Point Blanc: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
Two of the world's most powerful men, both of whom had sons at Point Blanc Academy, meet 'accidental' deaths. Fourteen year old Alex Rider, reluctant M16 spy, must infiltrate the academy as a pupil to find the truth.
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Image currently unavailable 832 : Ponyo by Miyazaki, Hayao
A modern adaptation of the little mermaid's story translated from the Japanese and beautifully illustrated by award winning animation director, Hayao Miyazaki. Sosuke, a young boy, lives high on a cliff overlooking the sea and rescues a little fish he calls Ponyo. Ponyo becomes a real girl and they are firm friends until her sorcerer father forces her to return to the sea. But, Sosuke's heart is pure and true and brave.
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Image currently unavailable 25185 : Rapunzel's revenge by Hale, Shannon & Dean & Hale, Nathan (ill)
A fun reworking of the Rapunzel fairy tale that boasts a strong-willed, plucky heroine in an Old West setting. Expect oodles of hair-braid-lassoing as Punzie takes on the bad dudes and even finds the time to fall in love. Graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 63242 : Raven's gate: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Lee, Tony (adapt) & O'Connor, Lee (ill) & Reardon, Dom (ill)
Sent to Yorkshire on a rehabilitation programme, Matt finds himself in the midst of a conspiracy of witchcraft and murder, and that he, alone, stands between the forces of evil and the annihilation of humanity. Featuring striking, high-contrast black-and-white art, this distinctive graphic novel captures the requisite brooding atmosphere. Usually read by students in Years 9, 10 and above.
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Image currently unavailable 3045 : Red Ted and the lost things by Rosen, Michael & Stewart, Joel (ill)
One day, a little bear named Red Ted is accidentally left on the seat of a train by his owner and ends up in the place for lost things. He doesn't despair, however, he puts his mind to work. With the help of his new friends, a pessimistic crocodile and a cat with a fondness for cheese, Ted finds his way home to the little girl who loves and misses him.
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Image currently unavailable 66479 : Reflections of a solitary hamster by Desbordes, Astrid & Martin, Pauline (ill)
Meet Hamster, completely self-obsessed and passionate about waffles. Join him and his friends, kindly Mole, diffident Hedgehog, selflessly generous Snail and super-confident Rabbit as they prepare for a celebration, set to change everybody's lives. A deceptively simple book includes philosophical musings on life.
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Image currently unavailable 1773 : Reg Saunders: An indigenous war hero by Dolan, Hugh & Threlfall, Adrian
The little-known story of Reg Saunders, the first indigenous Australian to become an officer in the Army. He survived the World War II battlefields in the Middle East, North Africa, Greece, Crete and New Guinea, and excelled as a military leader. Find out how war transformed a determined young man, born in 1920 from country Victoria, into a war hero. Reg went on to serve with distinction in the Korean War and become a pioneering figure for indigenous rights. He died in 1990. A graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 70992 : Richard III by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
Set in medieval times, Richard III seizes the English crown by plotting the murders of his brother, his nephew and niece, the sons of his brother King Edward IV and poisoning his own wife. A scheming and seductive rogue is portrayed in one of the bloodiest chapters of the British monarchy. Graphic novel llustrated by Patrick Warren. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 3696 : Romeo and Juliet by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt)
Shakespeare's most famous love story of revenge, violence and tragedy. Romeo, a rock star, falls in love with Juliet and Verona becomes a street in Tokyo's highly fashionable Shibuya district. The star-crossed lovers are caught up in a feud between two Yakuza, Japanese mafia, families which erupts into violence and killing. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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No book cover. 5826 : Savage, The: graphic novel by Almond, David
An extraordinary graphic novel that confronts raw grief visually and through the words of Blue Baker, devestated at the loss of his father and offended by the patronising support he is offered. Blue's grief is angry and violent and inconsolable. Strangely though Blue does find relief from his suffering and the record of his journey is here. Strong language and images used in context.
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No book cover. 4570 : Scorpia: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Johnston, Antony & Viecelli, Emma (ill)
Teenage spy, Alex, travels to Venice to discover the truth about his past. But, the truth lies with a criminal organisation known as Scorpia, and Alex must make a choice to work for MI6 once more or betray everything he believes in.
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No book cover. 10361 : Secret of the Sphinx, The: graphic novel by Stilton, Geronimo
Geronimo Stilton and friends must travel back in time to Ancient Egypt. The Pirate cats, jealous that the face of a man was placed on the body of the Sphinx, are determined to coerce the Pharaoh into changing the face of this monument. It's up to Geronimo to travel back in time and stop the Pirate Cats before it's too late.
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Image currently unavailable 96461 : Shake a leg by Pryor, Boori Monty & Ormerod, Jan
When three young boys go to a pizza parlour and meet an Aboriginal chef who can speak Italian and make a deadly pizza, they're in for a surprise, learning about aboriginal culture in a light-hearted and humorous manner with eye-catching graphic novel style illustrations.
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Image currently unavailable 3928 : Sisters by Telgemeier, Raina
Raina can't wait to be a big sister. But, once Amara is born, things aren't quite what she expected. Amara is cute but she's also a cranky baby, who mostly prefers to play by herself. Over the years, their relationship doesn't improve much. When a baby brother enters the picture and something doesn't seem right between their parents, Raina and Amara realise they must work out how to get along. They are sisters, after all.
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No book cover. 122732 : Skeleton key, The: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
Featuring stunning, full-colour, Manga-style art and all the high-octane, action-packed adventure Alex Rider fans have come to expect.
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No book cover. 11327 : Slog's dad by Almond, David & McKean, Dave (ill)
Slog's father is dead and he knows it. But, when he sees the scruffy man outside the butcher shop, Slog knows that it's his father who has returned to see him, just as he promised. But, Davie, his best friend, is just as convinced that this man is a fake.
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Image currently unavailable 3159 : Small things by Tregonniing, Mel
An ordinary boy in an ordinary world. This wordless picture book tells the story of a boy who feels alone with his worries but who learns that help is always close by.
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Image currently unavailable 9854 : Smile by Telgemeier, Raina
Raina just wants to be a normal sixth grader. But, one night after Girl Scouts, she trips and falls, severely injuring her front teeth. What follows is a long and frustrating journey with on-again, off-again braces, surgery and embarrassing headgear. And, on top of all that, there's a major earthquake, boy confusion and friends who turn out to be not so friendly. A graphic novel.
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Image currently unavailable 6004 : Snow White: a graphic novel by Phelan, Matt
It's 1928 and the glitz and glam of show business in pre-Depression era New York City is in full swing. The lights are bright for financiers and those who entertain them, and life seems good in the big city. But, in one house, a little girl is sent away by her cold, ruthless stepmother. She does not return until it's too late. The market has crashed, her father is gone and her stepmother is even more desperate for wealth and attention.
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Image currently unavailable 10712 : Steve Jobs: Insanely great by Hartland, Jessie
Steve Jobs was a tinkerer. He was also rebellious, did not follow rules and dropped out of college after one semester. At twenty one, he started Apple Computer in his parents' garage and it became the world's most valuable company. Jobs became the tastemaker of a generation, creating products that we now can't live without, while revolutionising the music, phone and tablet computer industries in the process. A graphic biography.
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No book cover. 14934 : Stormbreaker: the graphic novel by Horowitz, Anthony & Kanako (ill) & Yuzuro (ill)
Fourteen year old Alex Rider's guardian dies in suspicious circumstances. Within days, Alex goes from schoolboy to superspy. He must take up his uncle's mission and find out the truth behind multi-millionaire Herod Sayle's act of charity.
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Image currently unavailable 51571 : Tempest, The by Shakespeare, William & Appignanesi, Richard (adapt) & Duffield, Paul (ill)
Prospero, robbed of his dukedom, has been marooned for many years on a wild island with his daughter, Miranda. He applies his magic skills to contrive a shipwreck and take revenge on his usurping brother and the faction who exiled him. But, it is the power of love that finally triumphs. Graphic (Manga) novel with authentic Shakespearean text.
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Image currently unavailable 23646 : To dance: Ballerina's graphic novel, A by Cherson Siegel, Siena & Siegel, Mark (ill)
Siena was six when her dreams of dance kept skipping and leaping, circling and spinning, from airy runs along a beach near her home in Puerto Rico, to dance class in Boston, and her debut performance with the New York City Ballet. Twirl along with Siena as she shares her story, in words and pictures.
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Image currently unavailable 8364 : Travels of an extraordinary hamster by Desbordes, Astrid & Martin, Pauline (ill) & Burgess, Linda (trans)
Hamster lives in the clearing among his friends Mole, Snail, Hedgehog and Rabbit. They are very accepting of Hamster, who is unapologetically selfish but, somehow, endearing. Hamster is determined to visit his cousins on the moon. He knows they must be eager to meet him. But, his friends decide to go to the North Pole instead.
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Image currently unavailable 91635 : Twilight zone: the midnight sun, The by Serling, Rod & Kneece, Mark (adapt) & Spay, Anthony (ill)
Set in a New York of the not-too-distant future, the sweltering, thirsty citizens attempt to cope with the extreme heat as the end of the world approaches. A female artist and her neighbour are helpless against the elements and the armed looters. But, in the Twilight Zone, there's always a twist.
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Image currently unavailable 3872 : Ubby's Underdogs: Heroes beginnings by McKenna, Brenton E
In Broome, a small pearling town in the heart of an ancient land, Ubby, a smart, street-wise Aboriginal girl, is the leader of a rag-tag gang, known as the Underdogs. The gang's efforts to locate Sai Fong, the Dragon Summoner, have been halted by the ambitious pearling master, Paul Donappleton. Old myths and smoky legends from an ancient scroll begin to take on new meaning and it becomes a race to unravel the truth.
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Image currently unavailable 10066 : Ubby's Underdogs: Legend of the phoenix dragon, The by McKenna, Brenton E
In Broome in the 1940s, the pearling town is recovering from World War II. Ubby, a street-wise Aboriginal girl, leads a rag-tag gang known as the Underdogs. When Ubby recruits Sai Fong, a Chinese girl off the boat from Shanghai, they are thrown into a series of bizarre adventures full of myths and legends, and secrets never before exposed.
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Image currently unavailable 26307 : Vermonia: call of the winged panther by Yoyo
Evil Lord Uro's soldiers have kidnapped and imprisoned Mel, far away from her friends and her home on the planet of Blue Star. Her friends pledge to find her and continue on their fated journey through the Turtle Realm. Their destiny has long ago been foretold in an ancient prophecy. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 42774 : Vermonia: quest for the silver tiger by Yoyo
The planet of Vermonia has fallen to General Uro's army. On Earth, four twelve year old friends have no idea that the time has come for them to fulfil an ancient prophecy. To save the kidnapped and imprisoned Mel Doug, Naomi and Jim need to release their own, true warrior spirit. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 2770 : Vermonia: release of the red phoenix by Yoyo
General Uro's reign of terror continues to spread through Turtle Realm. Doug, Naomi and Jim, are brought to a village, burning under Uro's evil command. Naomi must become one with her warrior spirit to help put out the destructive flames and free Mel who is trapped in a bubble. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 18910 : Vermonia: the Rukan prophecy by Yoyo
The battle for Vermonia continues and depends on the courage of four friends. Japanese Manga novel. Series best read in book order.
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Image currently unavailable 50907 : Vermonia: the warrior's trial by Yoyo
The Blue Star Warriors enter the core of Xandan Island in a desperate attempt to protect the Pillar of Thunder. Jim and Doug must pass through the Lake of Wishes, where whatever they long for most will be used against them. Even with the help of their animal guardians, they may not be able to save the Turtle Realm from falling into darkness. Series best read in book order.
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No book cover. 11424 : Who stole the Mona Lisa: graphic novel by Stilton, Geronimo
When Geronimo Stilton finds out that the Pirate Cats are going back in time to Venice in 1517, he knows they must be after one thing, the famous Mona Lisa painting. Geronimo must travel to Renaissance Italy to stop the Pirate Cats from stealing it. But, the Pirate Cats have an ace up their sleeve. Someone in Geronimo's crew is an imposter.
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Image currently unavailable 25070 : Wonderstruck by Selznick, Brian
Ben and Rose secretly wish their lives were different. Ben longs for the father he has never known. Rose dreams of a mysterious actress whose life she chronicles in a scrapbook. When Ben discovers a puzzling clue in his mother's room and Rose reads an enticing headline, both children set out alone to find what they are missing. Set fifty years apart, Ben's story is told in words while Rose's story is told in pictures.
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