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The Mystery Boxes
Seven clever stories answer one simple question: what’s in the box?
Funny, fantastic, spooky, and suspenseful, each of these unique and beautifully illustrated short graphic works revolves around a central theme: a mysterious box and the marvels—or mayhem—inside. Artists include middle school favorites Kazu Kibuishi, Raina Telgemeier (Smile), and Dave Roman (Astronaut Academy), as well as Jason Caffoe, Stuart Livingston, Johane Matte, Rad Sechrist (all contributors to the groundbreaking comics anthology series Flight), and upcoming artist Emily Carroll.

Praise for Explorer: Mystery Boxes
STARRED REVIEW
"An outstanding out-of-the box anthology from renowned comics veteran Kibuishi. With eye-popping full-color art and palettes ranging from candy-colored to ethereal earth tones, this is both a visual feast for the eyes and a healthy helping of thought for the soul. Superb.”
Kirkus Reviews, starred review

STARRED REVIEW
"Coherent for all its variety, there will be something here for most readers."
School Library Journal, starred review

"This standout anthology will leave its audience with a fresh appetite for more from both the series and the individual contributors."
The Horn Book

"Award-winning comics creator and editor of the celebrated Flight anthologies, Kibuishi offers yet another great anthology geared toward middle-school readers. Always clever and never boring, these diverse stories run the gamut from creepy to sarcastic to witty to cute to Zen to wacky to thoughtful. While the pieces feature different artists and styles, each one is complete and so well composed that the transitions from one to another do not seem jarring or out of place. A great introductory title for young or struggling middleschool readers starting to explore the world of graphic novels."
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Publish Date

2012

ISBN

1419700103


Format: Book
Summary: An anthology of short graphic works by such artists as Kazu Kibuishi, Dave Roman, and Raina Telgemeier, all on the theme of a mysterious box and the marvels, or mayhem, inside.
Title: Explorer : the mystery boxes : seven graphic stories / edited by Kazu Kibuishi.
Publisher Date: New York : Amulet Books, 2012.
Subject: Boxes -- Juvenile fiction. Children's stories, American -- Juvenile literature. Graphic novels -- Juvenile literature.
Isbn: 1419700103 9781419700101
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 7
System Items Total: 11
Call Number: CGN Explorer
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Bib Id: 389282

Format: Book
Summary: An anthology of short graphic works by such artists as Kazu Kibuishi, Dave Roman, and Raina Telgemeier, all on the theme of a mysterious box and the marvels, or mayhem, inside.
Title: Explorer : the mystery boxes : seven graphic stories / edited by Kazu Kibuishi.
Publisher, Date: New York : Amulet Books, 2012.
Description: 126 p. : chiefly col. ill. ; 24 cm.
Subjects: Boxes -- Juvenile fiction.
Subjects: Children's stories, American -- Juvenile literature.
Subjects: Graphic novels -- Juvenile literature.
Other Author: Kibuishi, Kazu.
Other Title: Mystery boxes
LCCN: 2011025343
ISBN: 1419700103
ISBN: 9781419700101
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 7
Total Copies: 11
Call Number: CGN Explorer