22. May 2012 · Comments Off · Categories: Graphic Novel, Tracy

Calamity Jack by Shannon and Dean Hale & Illustrated by Nathan Hale, 144 pages, read by Tracy, on 05/22/2012

Just like the title “Jack likes to think of himself as a criminal mastermind…with an unfortunate amount of bad luck”. He gets himself in lots of trouble trying to help others also. When his mother is about to lose her bakery he tries to steal the money and gets caught. Then he buys some magic beans and or course a beanstalk grows uprooting all the buildings. All through the book fairy tale characters appear. The bad guy is Blunderboar who has a Jabberwocky named Mr. Jabbers. Blunderboar also has Ant People who attack with lots of pow’s and tchunk’s. This graphic novel is part fairy tale and super hero. I was reading so fast I forgot to appreciate the artistry of the illustrator. Very colorful and funny.

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