New School

New School

Graphic Novel - 2013
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"The story of a boy moving to an exotic country and his infatuation with an unfamiliar culture that quickly shifts to disillusionment. A sense of 'being different' grows to alienation, until he angrily blames this once-enchanting land for his feelings of isolation. All of this is told through the fantastical eyes of young Danny, a boy growing up in the '90s fed on dramatic adventure stories like Jurassic Park and X-Men. Danny's older brother, Luke, travels to a remote island to teach English to the employees of ClockWorld, an ambitious new amusement park that recreates historical events. When Luke doesn't return after two years, Danny travels to ClockWorld to convince Luke to return to America. But Luke has made a new life, new family, and even a new personality for himself on ClockWorld, rendering him almost unrecognizable to his own brother. Danny comes of age as he explores the island, ClockWorld, and fights to bring his brother home" -- from publisher's web site.
Publisher: Seattle, Wash. : Fantagraphics Books, c2013
ISBN: 9781606996447
1606996444
Characteristics: 1 v. (unpaged) : chiefly ill. (chiefly col.) ; 29 cm

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loveablelibrarian Mar 19, 2014

A neat coming of age graphic novel. It took me a bit of time to adjust to the illustrations and the unique storytelling but it was well worth it. This is a really creative and unique piece!

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