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Explorer: The Mystery Boxes - Kazu Kibuishi, Emily Carroll, Rad Sechrist, Raina Telgemeier
Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
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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... show more
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 BoxesSTARRED 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  
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9781419700095 (141970009X)
ASIN: 141970009X
Publisher: Amulet Books
Pages no: 128
Edition language: English
Series: Explorer
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Merry Meerkat Marginalia
Merry Meerkat Marginalia rated it
4.5 Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
Self purchase, paperback. This is a collection (by editor Kazu Kibuishi) of graphic stories. I’ve loved Kibuishi’s other collections so wanted to give this a try. Highly recommended for people who like fantasy young adult graphic novels. Under the Floorboards- cute little story of a girl who fi...
Bashara Likes Books
Bashara Likes Books rated it
3.0 Explorer
A very hard book to rate - as is often the case with short story collections. Here we have a collection of graphic short stories - all with the premise of a 'mystery box'. Some I absolutely loved - 'Under the Floorboards' and 'The Butter Thief'. Some I found puzzling, but enjoyable. And others I fou...
Pants' Books & Stuff!
Pants' Books & Stuff! rated it
3.0
Introduction: I'm making up a pathfinder for good introductory graphic novel titles for older children (6-12 years; I also hope that it could be used as a list of core titles for librarians who might want some guidance) and I've found that it's actually an area in graphic novels I'm not very knowled...
sixthreezy readsies
sixthreezy readsies rated it
3.0 Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
Underwhelming, only read for Kibuishi. Wasn't really blown away by the book or any of its stories, but it's a quick read.
Betsy Reads Books
Betsy Reads Books rated it
4.0 Explorer: The Mystery Boxes
This is a collection of short stories in graphic form. These stories were each very cool and different. There was a little twist to each one at the end that made you go "huh." Definitely worth the read. The illustrations were also amazing in each story. I highly recommend picking this one up if...
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