Wednesday, September 13, 2006BOOKENDS
Polly and the Pirates by Ted Naifeh
Polly lives a rather dull life at a boarding school, until one night when her bed is maneuvered out of the dorm and onto a pirate ship! The pirates there believe her to be daughter of the Pirate Queen and in knowledge of the pirate queen's treasure map -- something that Polly flatly refuses to believe. But when a pirate prince gets involved and all manner of scurvy folk, Polly's quiet world becomes one of adventure, ships, treasure, and plank-walking!
Naifeh, also the creator of the Courtney Crumrin series, has total style. The pirates speak authentic pirate language, every character is true to form, and the drawings are fantastic. There may be a bit of syrupy sweetness here and there occasionally, but it's a great read for all ages -- entertaining and well done.
Y GRAPHIC NOV Naifeh
NICK & NORAH'S...
If you like Rachel Cohn & David Levithan, or if you've read their combo book Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist, check out the interview with the two of them about their book -- it's posted on the bulletin board in the YA area. If you visit the site of the book, you can create and send playlists to your friends, check out recent playlists, and even listen to excerpts. Definitely worth the visit.
~emily - 9:28 AM~
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