Jellaby: The Lost Monster
Quiet but bright Portia has just moved to a new neighborhood with her mom. Adjusting to life without a father is hard enough, but school is boring and her classmates are standoffish -- and even Portia's mom is sort of distant. But things start to get better when Portia mounts a midnight excursion... show more
Quiet but bright Portia has just moved to a new neighborhood with her mom. Adjusting to life without a father is hard enough, but school is boring and her classmates are standoffish -- and even Portia's mom is sort of distant. But things start to get better when Portia mounts a midnight excursion into the woods behind her house where she discovers a shy and sweet purple monster. Life with Jellaby is exciting, but Portia's purple friend has secrets of his own...
For ages 9-11.
An award-winning and critically-acclaimed kids' full-length graphic novel about a smart, shy girl who befriends a gentle and exciting monster. Foreword and cover design by famed editor, author, and artist Kazu Kibuishi, known for his work on the Flight series of graphic novel anthologies and the award-winning Amulet series of kids' comics.
* Capstone Young Readers is bringing back into print a special edition of this critically acclaimed graphic novel
* Cover designer Kazu Kibuishi is the well-known creator of the updated covers for the Harry Potter series
* Story deals with an imaginary friend and adventures
Publish date: March 1st 2014
Pages no: 162
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Middle Grade
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
, Graphic Novels Comics
Series: Jellaby (#1)
Portia is a lonely ten-year-old. She doesn’t fit in at school, where her intelligence serves to isolate her, her father is missing, and she has recently moved. One night, she meets a friendly purple monster in the woods near her home and brings him back with her. Soon, Portia and Jason, a boy she me...
4.5 Stars Netgalley Review First Impression: I’m liking the light purple, black and white coloring. Has the same feel as Owly only this has some dialogue and Owly has none. It has the look of that light purple colored ink on paper we had ages ago when I was a kid. Can’t for the life of me reme...
Argh. Would've been 4 stars if I had known this wasn't a stand alone. I don't hate cliffhangers but this book really has no ending. I know the info IS on here this time that it's the first of a series, but it's nowhere on the actual book so I thought I was getting a complete story when I grabbed it ...
Jellaby is freaking cute, and I am drawn to everything that is cute. One look at my desk (at work or at home) and you will see that.Although this graphic novel is short, I enjoyed how much story and character development was in the pages. Kean Soo is really good at portraying a cute, loveable monste...
He’s big, he’s purple, he’s kind to children, but to the best of my knowledge he does not come with an annoying theme song. Jellaby shows up in Portia’s life during a late night excursion into the scary woods surrounding her house. Portia is a precocious youngster, dealing with the absence of her ...
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