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Marble Season

By Gilbert Hernandez

AMAZON.COM'S BEST GRAPHIC NOVEL OF 2013!

"Marble Season sometimes feels like one long, seamless shot of budding love, brimming violence and suddenly struck friendships. This is a highly physical, meta-Peanuts suburban universe in which adults are off-camera, but navigating other kids is plenty harrowing.” Washington Post Best Comics of 2013

The untold coming-of-age story from a contemporary comics master

Marble Season
is the semiautobiographical novel by the acclaimed cartoonist Gilbert Hernandez, author of the epic masterpiece Palomar and cocreator, with his brothers, Jaime and Mario, of the groundbreaking Love and Rockets comic book series. Marble Season is his first book with Drawn & Quarterly, and one of the most anticipated books of 2013. It tells the untold stories from the early years of these American comics legends, but also portrays the reality of life in a large family in suburban 1960s California. Pop-culture references—TV shows, comic books, and music—saturate this evocative story of a young family navigating cultural and neighborhood norms set against the golden age of the American dream and the silver age of comics.
    Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and treasures his older brother’s comic book collection almost as much as his approval. Marble Season subtly and deftly details how the innocent, joyfully creative play that children engage in (shooting marbles, backyard performances, and organizing treasure hunts) changes as they grow older and encounter name-calling naysayers, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of other kids. An all-ages story, Marble Season masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and role play in childhood, making it a coming-of-age story that is as resonant with the children of today as with the children of the sixties.

Format

Book

Availability

1 available at Main (Downtown)
  • GN Marble, Graphic Novel

ISBN

9781770460867


Format: Book
Author: Hernandez, Gilbert
Summary: Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and treasures his older brother's comic book collection almost as much as his approval. "Marble Season" subtly and deftly details how the innocent, joyfully creative play that children engage in (shooting marbles, backyard performances, and organizing treasure hunts) changes as they grow older and encounter name-calling naysayers, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of other kids. An all-ages story, "Marble Season" masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and role play in childhood, making it a coming-of-age story that is as resonant with the children of today as with the children of the sixties. --from publisher.
Title: Marble season / by Gilbert Hernandez.
Publisher Date: New York : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013.
Subject: Children -- United States -- Fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc. Families -- United States -- Fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc. American wit and humor, Pictorial. Graphic novels.
Isbn: 9781770460867 1770460861
Current Holds: 0
System Items Available: 1
System Items Total: 1
Call Number: GN Marble
Oclc: 815853058
Upc:
Bib Id: 489415

Format: Book
Author: Hernandez, Gilbert.
Summary: Middle child Huey stages Captain America plays and treasures his older brother's comic book collection almost as much as his approval. "Marble Season" subtly and deftly details how the innocent, joyfully creative play that children engage in (shooting marbles, backyard performances, and organizing treasure hunts) changes as they grow older and encounter name-calling naysayers, abusive bullies, and the value judgments of other kids. An all-ages story, "Marble Season" masterfully explores the redemptive and timeless power of storytelling and role play in childhood, making it a coming-of-age story that is as resonant with the children of today as with the children of the sixties. --from publisher.
Title: Marble season / by Gilbert Hernandez.
Edition: 1st hardcover ed.
Publisher, Date: New York : Drawn & Quarterly, c2013.
Description: 120 p. : chiefly ill. ; 29 cm.
Subjects: Children -- United States -- Fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: Families -- United States -- Fiction -- Comic books, strips, etc.
Subjects: American wit and humor, Pictorial.
Subjects: Graphic novels.
ISBN: 9781770460867
ISBN: 1770460861
Requests: 0
Available Copies: 1
Total Copies: 1
Call Number: GN Marble