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The Man Who Grew Young by Daniel Quinn, Tim Eldred (2001)
Reviewed by billba on December 27, 2013 tagged fantasy • graphic novel • science fiction
The sun rises in the West and sets in the East. People die, live, and are born except Adam, who never gets younger.
Flowers for Algernon by Daniel Keyes (2004)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on December 27, 2013 tagged classic • coming of age • science fiction
A 32 year-old with the mind of a child undergoes experimental surgery to amplify his intelligence.
Randolph Caldecott The Man Who Could Not Stop Drawing by Leonard S. Marcus (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on December 13, 2013 tagged art • biography • picture book
Bank clerk Randolph Caldecott taught himself to draw and forever changed the way children’s books were illustrated.
Benjamin Franklin's Bastard by Sally Cabot (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on November 15, 2013 tagged historical fiction
Only Benjamin Franklin knew who his son William's mother was. In this novel she is smart, lively, and tragic.
A History of Britain in Thirty-Six Postage Stamps by Chris West (2013)
Reviewed by billba on November 15, 2013 tagged history
How postage stamps created the first global communication network, powering the British empire.
The Fame Thief by Timothy Hallinan (2013)
Reviewed by billba on November 8, 2013 tagged historical fiction • mystery
Burglar/Private Eye Junior Bender is hired to find out who ruined the career of a promising starlet in the 1950s.
Part Asian 100% Hapa by Kip Fulbeck, foreword by Sean Lennon, afterword by Paul Spickard (2006)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on November 1, 2013 tagged nonfiction
Hundreds of multiracial and Hapa (part Asian) kids and adults share their images and experiences.
Johnny Hiro Half Asian, All Hero by Fred Chao (2012)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on October 18, 2013 tagged graphic novel
Busboy Johnny Hiro fights monsters, knife-wielding waiters, and samurai businessmen.
Taxes, the Tea Party, and Those Revolting Rebels A History in Comics of the American Revolution by Stan Mack (2012)
Reviewed by billba on July 12, 2013 tagged graphic novel • history
Man in the Empty Suit by Sean Ferrell (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on May 24, 2013 tagged mystery • science fiction
The time traveller’s birthday party hits a snag when he discovers that next year’s self has been shot dead.
How Obelix Fell Into the Magic Potion When He Was a Little Boy by René Goscinny, Albert Uderzo (2009)
Reviewed by billba on May 17, 2013 tagged fantasy • graphic novel • historical fiction • picture book
How Asterix's giant friend Obelix acquired his great strength when they were children.
Curiosities by Mike Yamada, Victoria Ying, Jonathan Ying (2012)
Reviewed by billba on April 26, 2013 tagged picture book
A brother and sister inherit a strange house. They explore its nooks and crannies. Something wicked awaits them.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (2008)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on April 26, 2013 tagged coming of age • historical fiction
The Cuthberts thought they were adopting a boy to help at their farm, but got an imaginative redheaded girl instead.
Mr. and Mrs. Bunny - Detectives Extraordinaire! by Polly Horvath (2012)
Reviewed by billba on April 5, 2013 tagged audiobook • chapter book • humor • mystery
A rabbit couple help a human girl retrieve her parents, who were kidnapped by foxes.
Impulse by Steven Gould (2013)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on March 15, 2013 tagged coming of age • science fiction
Cent is desperate for a normal life. Then she inherits her father’s ability to teleport, and decides to go to school.
The Daybreakers by Louis L'Amour (2008)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on March 1, 2013 tagged western
Tyrel & Orrin Sackett protect Don Luis’ ranch from a man trying to steal it. Then Orrin marries the man’s daughter.
Up, Up, and Away! (Superman Adventures) by Mark Millar, Aluir Amancia, Terry Austin (2004)
Reviewed by billba on February 22, 2013 tagged graphic novel • superhero
The Man of Steel battles Mr. Mxyzptlk, the Parasite, and others, in modern adventures with a classic feel.
Ultimate Book of Perfect Energy (Bob the Angry Flower) by Stephen Notley (2003)
Reviewed by billba on February 15, 2013 tagged comic strips • humor
An irate flower walks, talks, creates dangerous machines, offends his friends, and gets overly political.
Mrs. Piggle-Wiggle by Betty Macdonald (1994)
Reviewed in the form of a comic strip by billba on February 8, 2013 tagged chapter book • humor
A woman who loves children provides parents with uniquely effective solutions to their kids' behavioral problems.
Monty Python's Flying Circus Complete and Annotated...All the Bits by Monty Python, Luke Dempsey (2012)
Reviewed by billba on February 1, 2013 tagged coffee table book • humor • nonfiction
Every word from every episode of *Monty Python's Flying Circus*, annotated, with photos.
The Five Books of Moses Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy (The Schocken Bible, Volume 1) by Everett Fox (2000)
Reviewed by billba on November 30, 2012 tagged poetry
The Brick Bible: The New Testament a New Spin on the Story of Jesus by Brendan Powell Smith (2012)
Reviewed by billba on November 2, 2012 tagged classic • graphic novel
Ultimate Galactus Trilogy by Warren Ellis, Mark Millar, Trevor Hairsine, Steve McNiven, Frank Romita Jr, Brandon Peterson (2009)
Reviewed by billba on October 19, 2012 tagged graphic novel • superhero
A reimagining of the coming of Galactus, Devourer of Worlds, in Marvel’s Ultimate universe.